DRNK Wines

Owner(s) Nancy C. Dougherty, Dale Dougherty, Katie Knude, Ryan Knude
Web site www.drnkwines.com
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DRNK Wines

A Dougherty-Knude family partnership involving Dale Dougherty, Ryan Knude (winemaker), Nancy C. Dougherty and Katie Knude. Located in Sebastopol, DRNK produces wines sourced from vineyards in the North Coast. Ryan is a 5th generation Kunde who grew up in the wine industry.

2012 releases include a "Cavers Cuvee" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (a 3 vineyard blend), a Hallberg Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, a Chardonnay and a Pinot Gris.

Tasting and tour by appointment.

Reviewed Wines

2012 DRNK Cavers Cuvée Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.78, TA 0.67, 196 cases, $32. From DRNK Wines in Sebastopol. Sourced from Saralee’s, Hallberg Ranch, and Sweetwater Ranch vineyards. Winemaker is Ryan R. Knude. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. The nose is shy upon opening and better the following day from a previously opened bottle. Aromas of dark red cherry, brewed tea and gingerbread. A pleasant, easy drinking wine with a mid weight core of slightly sweet cherries with notes of spice, cola and oak. Respectable balance with mild tannins and some finishing power. Score: 88. Reviewed January 20, 2014 ARTICLE »

2012 DRNK Cavers Cuvée Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 196 cases, $32. Saralee’s, Hallberg Ranch and Sweetwater Ranch vineyards. Ryan R. Kunde is the winemaker. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Inviting aromas of cherry, raspberry and sandalwood. Easy to like with thirst-quenching flavors of cherry syrup and raspberry coulis with a hint of spice. Nicely balanced with good oak management. Score: 89. Reviewed December 11, 2014 ARTICLE »

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