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August 2015

  • CHARDONNAY

    2013 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

    91 Points, Wine Enthusiast
    “The largest production offering of this variety for this producer, this features fruit sourced from a who’s who of local growers, including Sangiacomo, Dutton and Martinelli, in addition to the estate-run Wildcat Mountain Vineyard. The result is satisfyingly impressive in viscous oak, graham cracker and Meyer lemon. Tangy and flinty on the finish, it’s smooth and focused.” —Virginie Boone, February 2016

    91 Points, Pinot File
    “Moderately light golden yellow color in the glass. Lovely aromas of ripe peach, Asian pear and lemon wafer. Bright, crisp and clean flavors of lemonlime with a lasting finish driven by citrus tang. Beautifully crafted with just a hint of oak adding interest.” —Rusty Gaffney, July 14, 2015

    90 Points, The Tasting Panel
    “Silky and juicy with bright, tangy citrus; fresh, racy and balanced; clean, lively and long.” —Anthony Dias Blue, June 2015

    90 Points, Wine Review Online
    “Combine moderate new oak, partial stainless steel, famous vineyards like Sangiacomo, Martinelli, Dutton and Wildcat Mountain, and the deft blending touch of winemaker Heidi Bridenhagen, and you get a lovely wine like this one. Restrained aromas of lemon and nectarine lead to a palate that delivers the nose elements with additional soft spice, minerality and a zesty finish that refreshes. Add a nice price, and you’ve got another winner from MacRostie.” —Rich Cook, August 4, 2015

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    Top Dry Creek and Alexander Valley Wineries: Where to Find the Best Healdsburg Area Wineries for Visitors

    by Betsy Malloy
    August 2015

    MacRostie Winery and Vineyards
    “Wine aficionados have known about MacRostie since they had to seek them out in a warehouse. Now, they have possibly the most beautiful wine tasting room in all of California. And the friendliest, most attentive staff, too. In fact, they’re so friendly that you can’t get to their front door before they greet you and offer a glass of Chardonnay. The wines are great and they offer some interesting tasting flights that allow side-by-side comparisons. With several comfortable seating areas, they can accommodate quite a few guests without feeling crowded. As word gets out, they’re going to be in demand, so I recommend making reservations ahead of time.”

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