The Wandering Wino Blog

Cellars of Sonoma

The wines from Cellars of Sonoma are like the Beatles and Pete Rose. They just keep getting hits. Each week as a handful of us bloggers meet via livestream and twitter with Scott Jordan of Cellars of Sonoma and his winemaker guests on Tuesday nights at 6:00 PM PST.

The wines are ultra small production artisian winemakers from the region that are offered via Cellars of Sonoma. One of the most exciting wine growing regions for Zinfandel is one of the newest AVA's in CA, Rockpile (just north of Dry Creek in Sonoma).

Rockpile in my estimation is one of the top spots for Zinfandel in California and the Bonneau Zinfandel did not disappoint. 

The nose bursted with plum and raisons, with a touch of anise. The palate offered plum, chewy raisons up front with some earthyness and a dash of baking spice to finish. 

This wine is offered at $50 and is amongst some of the best Zinfandels I've had in a while.