The Wandering Wino Blog

James Family Cellars

(This bottle was a sample provided by Cellars of Sonoma

Baseball and Cellars of Sonoma are in full swing! Each week on TV-Tuesday nights at 6 PM, Scott Jordan from Cellars of Sonoma pops the tops of some of the highest quality small producers. In most cases the winemaker joins on live stream and we taste the wines and ask questions via twitter.

Kicking things off was the James Family Cellars Chardonnay from the Sonoma Coast. This Chardonnay was loaded with fresh lemon peel, minerality, pineapple, carmel, vanilla with a touch of French oak and beautiful bright acidity. It was easy to see how the San Francisco Chronicle gave a gold medal for this beauty!

At $30 from Cellars of Sonoma, it is a steal. Priced at $22.50 for the club members, well, now that's getting a bit past the amazing value point.