Uncover a list of recommendations for ten of the best Sonoma County Pinot Noir Wines. La Crema Pinot Noir and other Sonoma Pinot Noir wines are reviewed below. This section includes just a handful of my favorites.
You will find some of the best Pinots from both Russian River Valley and Carneros. In addition, you will find a number of other great ones from regions throughout the county.
Green Valley is a small region within the larger Russian River Valley. This area produces some of the best Pinots and is home to De Loach Vineyards. They produce award winning bottles that showcase the fruit forward nature of both the Green Valley and the Russian River Valley regions.
Top Picks: Green Valley, O.F.S. (Our Finest Selection)
Dutton Goldfield's winery is also in the Green Valley of Russian River Valley. They produce small lot Sonoma County Pinot Noir wines. Many have received a 90+ point rating. The cool climate around their vineyards provides structure and balance.
Top Pinots: Freestone Hill, McDougall Vineyard & Dutton Ranch
Etude is the next producer on the list. This winery is in the Carneros region on the southern end of Sonoma Valley. The vineyards here have rich volcanic soils, making them perfect for Pinot Noir.
They harvest from almost twenty different clones providing depth and variety in their finished product.
Top Pinots: Heirloom Carneros, Deer Camp Estate Carneros
Flowers is a new addition to my Sonoma County Pinot Noir wines list. Their beautiful vineyards are in the Sonoma Coast region and benefit from the cool breezes off the Pacific Ocean which is just a few miles away.
Top Pinots: Camp Meeting Ridge, SeaView Ridge, Sonoma Coast
The San Francisco Chronicle recently named the winemaker at Freestone Vineyards one of the "Winemakers to Watch". I would agree. This small winery started in 1999 and already has several award winning Sonoma County Pinot Noir wines on the market.
Top Pinots: Quarter Moon, Pastorale, Fogdog
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Hartford Court produces some of the best Sonoma County Pinot Noir wines from their home in Green Valley. They focus most of their efforts on Pinots and make up to eight different labels each year. Theirs come from all of the key regions in the county including Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast, Green Valley and Carneros.
Top Pinots: Land's Edge, Arrendell, Fog Dance
Although the Pinots here are not as famous as their sparkling variety, they are still some of the best Sonoma County Pinot Noir wines on the market. Located in the Carneros region, Gloria Ferrer first started producing award winning ones more than 25 years ago and has several amazing Pinots available today.
Top Picks: Rust Rock Terrace, Gravel Knob, Carneros
La Crema is another one of my favorite Sonoma County Pinot Noir wines. Their high quality options are great because there is one for every budget. La Crema has a variety of Pinots and you can usually find them at grocery stores or your local shop.
Top Picks: Nine Barrel, Los Carneros, Russian
Although they are near the bottom of the list, you will find some of the best of the best Sonoma County Pinot Noir Wines at Marimar. All of the wines here are estate produced using European growing methods. These methods stress the vine and produce the low yield, high quality grapes used for their highly acclaimed wines.
Top Pinots: Don Miguel Vineyard La Masia, Dona Margarita Vineyard Mas Cavalls
The final winery on the list of the best Sonoma County Pinot Noir wines is Sojourn Cellars. They source grapes for theirs from the top regions throughout the county.
They are passionate about making artisan wines and their 90+ ratings every year confirm the high quality of every wine they produce.
Top Pinots: Rodgers Creek, Sangiacomo, Sonoma Coast, Gap's Crown
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