Autumn in Sonoma

Harvest has finally wrapped up so now we have more time to take advantage of everything the fall season has to offer!  As this was our first totally open weekend since the beginning of August, we decided to explore the coast and fall foliage in the vineyards.

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We have had a couple of days of rain over the last week so the coast is electric green!  If you have never had a chance to explore the coast of Sonoma and Marin Counties, you need to put it on your list.  Endless miles of beautiful coastline and breathtaking views!

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One of the best parts of heading to the coast are all of the amazing seafood restaurants.  This weekend, we stopped by Fishetarian for lunch.  They have the most delicious fish tacos in Norcal as well as an array of fresh, local seafood.

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We rounded out the weekend exploring the changing foliage in Healdsburg.  Ridge Vineyards‘ property is putting on a magnificent display of color right now.  An awesome way to wrap up Sunday afternoon!

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Failla Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

I am a huge fan of Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir and there are an increasing number of winemakers producing balanced, beautiful Pinots from the region.  Some of the best wines will definitely cost you well over $50 but there are also a number of relatively inexpensive wines that are incredibly delicious. Failla Wines has been a long-time favorite Pinot producer of ours and Failla’s 2013 Sonoma Coast Pinot is a great value at around $35.

Failla Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Failla Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Failla 2013 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir begins with aromas of bright, red berries, spice, and flowers.  On the palate, the medium-bodied wine is fresh and incredibly easy to drink.  There are tastes of ripe, red fruit and hints of earth supported with bright acidity.  A delicious Pinot Noir that will inevitably disappear too quickly! (13.9% alcohol)

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