December 2015


    Tom Simoneau’s Wines of the Year

    by Tom Simoneau
    December 29, 2015

    Sonoma County vintner and KSRO radio host Tom Simoneau has created and released his ‘Wines of the Year’ list for 2015.

    2013 MacRostie Wildcat Mountain Vineyard Chardonnay
    “You’ve heard the expression, right grapes grown in the right place. No wine defines that phrase more than this MacRostie masterpiece. Planted in 1998 in The Petaluma Gap of the Sonoma Coast AVA, Wildcat Mountain Vineyard is Steve MacRostie’s secret weapon. Stop by his new winery on Westside Road just outside of Healdsburg.”

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    Two MacRostie Chardonnays “Best of the Year”

    by Virginie Boone
    December 2015

    Wine Enthusiast2013 MacRostie Sangiacomo Vineyard Chardonnay
    91 Points: Excellent; Highly recommended
    “From two blocks of the vineyard, this light, crisp, medium-weighted wine stays refreshing on the palate and remains complex in acidity. Nutmeg dances throughout its soft layers, while the finish burnishes in rich vanilla brioche.”

    2013 MacRostie Russian River Valley Chardonnay
    90 Points: Excellent; Highly recommended
    “From a vineyard site farmed by the Duttons called Matthew’s Station, this is a gentle wine, medium in weight, with nuances of green apple and fresh-squeezed lemon. Balanced, it offers a twist of toffee and oak beneath its crisper notes, finishing warm in nutmeg and ginger spice.”