Russian River Valley Rosé: 15 Sonoma County Wineries to Visit.
Pax Wines’s tasting room and winemaking facility sustained significant damage from the February flooding of The Barlow. The tasting room reopened yesterday – another reason to celebrate with their Trousseau Gris rosé (also available at Crocodile French Cuisine in Petaluma and Miracle Plum in Santa Rosa). This funky wine pairs well with earthy spring vegetable dishes, like a spring pea, green garlic and ramp risotto.
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The Rise of California Syrah
Think about this: Pax Sonoma-Hillsides – a California Syrah that was made with low-intervention winemaking techniques, using whole cluster fruit, little sulfur, no oak, and coming in under 13 percent – was just given a 100 point score by Antonio Galloni. If that’s not a shift in the paradigm, I don’t know what is.
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