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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.
2013 Graton Ridge Cellars Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
14.1% alc., $45. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Aromas of cherry, dried herbs and chalky earthy lead to a mid weight styled wine with flavors of Bing cherry, red berry, tobacco and oak char. Easy to drink, with silky tannins and a slightly tart cherrydriven finish which leaves a trail of oak. Score: 87. Reviewed February 5, 2016 ARTICLE »
2013 Graton Ridge Cellars Reserve Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
14.5% alc., 241 cases, $50. · Moderately light cherry red color in the glass. Deep cherry pie and pie spice aromas lead to a mid weight core of attacking Bing cherry, strawberry and baking spice flavors. Beautifully composed, with matching tannins, deft oak management, and a generous finish. Quintessential Russian River Valley character. Score: 92. Reviewed February 5, 2016 ARTICLE »
2013 Graton Ridge Cellars Paul Family Estate Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
14.1% alc., $55. Moderately light cherry red color in the glass. · Lovely marriage of Bing cherry, cola and sandalwood aromas. The delicious core of Bing cherry and strawberry fruits are nicely accented with brioche and baking spice flavors framed by suave tannins. A very sexy wine that is all satin in the mouth and impeccably balanced. Score: 91. Reviewed February 5, 2016 ARTICLE »
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 »