4 Wines New Yorkers Need to Have in Sonoma County
As one of the leading wine-producing regions in the world, Sonoma County, CA is a tourist hub for wine enthusiasts. Known for the dozens of affordable wine tours from cities like New York to Sonoma County, travelers will always have plenty of options to try. But, there’s 4 wines New Yorkers need to try during their visit to Wine Country.
Sonoma is most famous for its wineries, heritage and architecture and the varieties of grapes and wines it produces, including:
- Pinot noir
- Pinot gris
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Pinot Blanc, and several more that are in demand across the world.
This AVA is famous for its high-quality wine production and the incredibly diverse options that visitors can taste. You can head out on different types of wine tours when you’re visiting, but you can also request special wines and private wine-tasting through our guest services, if you’re staying in our luxury vacation homes in Sonoma County.
Our in-house sommelier will be able to make some of the best recommendations and offer you insights on the nature, flavor and specialty of each wine so you can fully appreciate the craft.
New Yorkers are used to harder liquors like whiskey and different types of beer. When you’re in Sonoma County, wines New Yorkers need to try are:
1. 2018 Balletto Pinot Gris Russian
For a delightfully creamy and light blend of flavor, this wine is perfect if you’re looking for a change. With notes of green apple, honey blossoms and a spicy scent, you’re in for a treat. It doesn’t matter what time of the year you visit; this wine will bring a feeling of Christmas time to life.
2. 2004 Carneros Cuvee Late Disgorged Brut
A prize-winning sparkling wine, this beauty is a blend of citrus flavors, hints of green apple, yellow stone fruit and leaves you wanting more. Treat yourself to a light but yeasty burst of flavor and a heady feeling you can’t forget.
3. 2012 Blanc de Noir Brut Nature
A 100% Pinot Noir, this wine is made without any added sugar. It’s another flavorful, spicy tasting wine with hints of green apple and citrus, which is ideal for those people who are searching for a light, juicy and racy wine.
4. 2016 Gehricke Russian River Valley Zinfandel
A delicious blend of strawberries, vanilla and cinnamon this beauty is easy on the pocket but nothing short of a sip of heaven. Prepare yourself for some of the most complex notes that come together in the juiciest way.
There are so many wonderful varieties available in Sonoma that you couldn’t try them all if you wanted! You can try more of the varieties listed here and here, and ask our sommelier for recommendations for which ones to try!