James Suckling-Sonoma Coast, CA- ""Aromas of dried apples, lemon zest, smoked almonds, buttered toast and cloves. Medium to full-bodied with fresh acidity and a tight, layered and focused palate. Excellent structure and energy...""
Wine grapes have been planted in Sonoma County since the first European settlers arrived. In 1812, Russian immigrants began planting vines along the coast. In the 1820s, Spanish monks planted vines as they built their missions. In 1855, Hungarian Agoston Haraszthy founded Buena Vista, which bills itself as California’s first premium winery, still in operation today.