James Suckling-Sonoma Coast, California - "Plenty of sliced-apple and cooked-pear aromas follow through to a full body, salty and tangy fruit flavors and a long, flavorful finish. Really energetic."
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.