Graton Ridge Cellars

Owner(s) Paul Family
Web site www.gratonridge.com
 
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A small producer of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel from the Russian River Valley. The Paul family began welcoming visitors to the Russian River Valley with apples and apple juice. With time, apple bins gave way to grape bins and the rustic farm stand was transformed into a more modern tasting room facility (open daily from 10:00 to 4:30).

The Pinot Noirs from the 2006 and 2007 vintage took home a slew of medals at the 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. The 2007 Graton Ridge Cellars Paul Family Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir was the Red Sweepstakes winner.

Reviewed Wines

2009 Graton Ridge Cellars Estate Paul Family Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., $50. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. Appealing aromas of fresh dark berries and cherries with hints of oak, coffee and peppercorn. Flavored with oak-kissed dark Bing cherries and dark red berries with a moderately fat, silken richness that only Russian River Valley Pinot Noirs can offer. Smooth and seamless on the palate with supple tannins and impressive cherry-driven finish. Very good. Reviewed April 4, 2012 ARTICLE »

2007 Graton Ridge Cellars Estate Paul Family Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., $36. · A very charming wine with alluring aromas of Bing cherry and fresh picked strawberries. Delectable and vivid red fruit with up front appeal. Accents of spice and cola add interest. Very RRVish. Juicy, smooth in the mouth and a perfect summer refreshment. Red Sweepstakes winner at the 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. This wine will find many fans. Reviewed June 8, 2010 ARTICLE »