November 2014

  • The Press Democrat

    This Week’s Wine Picks

    Peg Melnik, November 20, 2014

    2012 MacRostie Wildcat Mountain Vineyard Chardonnay

    “A tasty, layered chardonnay with a great range of flavors. Notes of brioche, honey and lemon peel. Nice acid. Balanced. Rich, yet leads with its bright fruit. Lingering finish.”

  • The International Wine Review

    Top Rated Producers

    Mike Potashnik and Don Winkler, November/December 2014

    “Founded in 1987 by Steve MacRostie, this winery produces some of Sonoma County’s finest Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. The winery sources grapes from its own Wildcat Mountain Vineyard in the Petaluma Gap and from outstanding neighboring vineyards such as Dutton Ranch, Sangiacomo Vineyards, Thale’s Vineyard, Goldrock Ridge Vineyard and others. The wines are made by wine industry veteran Heidi Bridenhagen who joined MacRostie in 2011. MacRostie wines are defined by their rich flavors and silky elegance.”

  • Sunset Magazine

    What Bottle to Bring?

    Wine editor Sara Schneider shares her holiday favorites

    November 2014

    “It’s no shocker that for my family’s Thanksgiving dinners, I’m expected to bring the wine… I opt for wines with three main characteristics: generous fruit, good acidity, and minerality or earthiness….

    On the red front, I pick Pinot Noir. It’s also high in acidity, with red berry/cranberry fruit that works well with cranberry sauce. Pinot often also has layers of warm baking spice, resiny herbs, forest floor, and mushroom notes that link to the rotating ingredients of the day.”

    2012 MacRostie Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

    “Bright red cherry cola leads, seasoned with cinnamon, fresh herbs, and a balancing earthy character.”