DeLoach Pinot Noir vs Three Sons Cuvee (Wine Review)

Red Wine, Pinot Noir, wine writing, wine review, Russian River Valley

Although they are based in west Santa Rosa, DeLoach has every right to call themselves a Russian River Valley winery. Sure, they also source fruit from the Sonoma Coast, North Coast and Northern Sonoma AVAs. But it is the Russian River Valley AVA they chose to use on their label.  The part of Santa Rosa…

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Acacia Pinot Noir vs Halleck Vineyard (Wine Review)

wine, wine review, wine tasting, red wine, pinot noir

If Pinot Noir were an animal, it’d be a chameleon. There seems to be no other grape that takes on its environmental surroundings quite like this highly-adaptable varietal. Preferring a cool climate, this thin-skinned grape is legendary for its versatility. It can be used to make white, red, rose, and sparkling wine of tremendous quality. …

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Sweet vs Dry White Zinfandel Wine Tasting (Review)

Sweet and Dry White Zinfandel Wines from Halleck Vineyard and Sutter Home

Ross Halleck and Harris Miner are back at the estate in Sebastopol for a sweet and dry White Zinfandel wine tasting, and discussing about their differences, similarities, and pairing possibilities. One one side of the table, we have the wine that has come to be synonymous with White Zinfandel over the years, Sutter Home White…

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New Zealand vs California Sauvignon Blanc

Wine, Bottle, Reviews, Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand, Wine Pairing, Marlborough, White Wine

California Sauvignon Blanc is like New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc in many ways. But the two varietals from different regions deviate in some respects as well. In this wine review, Ross Halleck and Harris Miner are in Sebastopol wine tasting and discussing the popular Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, comparing to the Halleck Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, judged…

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Château Ste. Michelle Gewürztraminer Vs Halleck Vineyard (Wine Review)

In this wine review, Ross Halleck and Harris Miner are in Sonoma wine tasting and talking about New World Gewürztraminers from the Russian River and Columbia Valley appellations. First on the list is 2019 Château Ste. Michelle Gewürztraminer from Washington’s Columbia Valley, and then we’ll move on to the Halleck Vineyard Dry Gewürztraminer Callendrelli Vineyard…

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Sonoma Coast vs La Crema Monterey Pinot Noir (Wine Review)

Wine, Bottle, Reviews, Pinot Noir, California, Wine Pairing, Monterey

In this wine review Ross Halleck and Harris Miner are in Sonoma wine tasting and enjoying two California Pinots; La Cream Pinot Noir from Monterey and Halleck Vineyard Hillside Cuvee from Sonoma Coast. La Crema Monterey Pinot Noir Tasting Notes La Crema Monterey Pinot Noir is one of the most popular wines in the world….

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Kendall Jackson Pinot Noir vs MacMurray vs Halleck Vineyard (Wine Review)

Kendall Jackson Pinot Noir MacMurray Halleck Vineyard

We’re in Sonoma wine tasting and talking about Kendall Jackson Pinot Noir, MacMurray Estate, and Halleck Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. Read on to find out which of these New World Pinots are best for picnics, parties, porches, and anything by candlelight.  Kendall Jackson Pinot Noir Wine Tasting Notes Because Kendall-Jackson is a major…

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Belle Glos Pinot Noir Las Alturas vs Halleck Vineyard Haas Pinot Noir (Wine Review)

Belle Glos Las Alturas 2019 and Halleck Vineyard Haas Vineyard 2018 are exceptional Pinot Noirs, with very different profiles.

We’re in Sonoma wine tasting and reviewing the Belle Glos Las Alturas 2019 and our own Halleck Vineyard Haas Vineyard 2018.  These are two of the best California Pinot Noir wines. And these two have totally different profiles. Belle Glos is big and bold, with blackberry candy, while Halleck Vineyard Haas Vineyard is lighter with…

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Kosta Browne Pinot Noir vs Halleck Vineyard (Wine Review)

Halleck Vineyard Estate Grown and Kosta Brown Pinot Noir from Sonoma, California

In this post, Ross Halleck and Harris Miner are wine tasting in Sonoma and reviewing two of the best California Pinot Noir wines from the Russian River Valley and the Sonoma Coast. Kosta Browne Pinot Noir (2016) Kosta Browne Pinot Noir belongs to a very special place. Situated on the western edge of the Sonoma…

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Cherry Pie Pinot Noir vs Bourgogne vs Halleck Vineyard (Wine Review)

Cherry Pie, O. Cyrot Bourgogne and Halleck Vineyard Hillside Cuvee Pinot Noirs

In this review, we’re in Sonoma wine tasting and comparing a blended California Pinot Noir, a French Burgundy and our own Hillside Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. Cherry Pie Cherry Tart Pinot Noir Wine Tasting Notes Highly popular and sought after, Cherry Pie Cherry Tart Pinot Noir (featuring a photo of three cherry tarts on its…

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