Holdredge Wines

Owner(s) Carrie Holdredge, John Holdredge
Web site www.holdredge.com
 
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A small boutique producer of Pinot Noir, Syrah and Zinfandel founded in 2001 with a tasting room located at 51 Front St. in Healdsburg (a few blocks off the town square). Tasting room is open weekends 11-4:30. Annual production is 3,000 cases. Owners are John and Carrie Holdridge with John handling the winemaking duties. Much of the wine is sold through a mailing list or at the tasting room. 707-431-1424.

Reviewed Wines

2019 Holdredge Rochioli Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc.,124 cases, $70. Grapes are from a block off Sweetwater Springs Road known as the Sweetwater Block planted to Rochioli Vineyard West Block cuttings. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. The nose offers a Bing cherry jubilee that is pervasive. Perfectly balanced in a middleweight style with a satisfying core of black cherry, cola and spice flavors. Silken in texture with fully immersed oak and a persistent finish that leaves one fully satiated and reaching for another sip. Not quite the intensity of fruit and length of finish as the 2018 version of this wine, but still special in its own right. Score: 94. Reviewed December 12, 2021 ARTICLE »

2018 Holdredge Rochioli Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., $70. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. Admirable purity of Bing cherry perfume with a hint of dark red rose petal and dark chocolate. Bold, yet discreet in a mid-weight plus style gifting a hearty charge of black cherry and cola flavor. Some, but not intrusive tannin is evident providing harmonious support to the rich fruit load. The extraordinarily long and generous finish seems to last an eternity. Built to age shown by the wine's excellence when re-tasted from an open bottle the following day. No mistaking the allure of Rochioli fruit which provided me with an early and and unusually gratuitous Xmas gift. Score: 95. Reviewed December 12, 2021 ARTICLE »

2018 Holdredge Three Sisters Vineyard Fort Ross-Seaview Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 120 cases, $70. The vineyard sits at the top of the second ridge in from the Pacific Ocean at about 1,260 feet elevation. Located on Bohan-Dillon Road along with a handful of iconic Sonoma Cost vineyards including Marcassin, Seaview and Blue Slide. Soils are Josephine series residue of sedimentary and igneous rocks underlain with slate and shale. The grower is Lee Martinelli, Jr. and his wife Pam. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Aromas of earthkissed black cherry, a hint of blackberry, spice and juniper. Light to mid-weight in style, offering a core of black cherry flavor with an underlying savory riff of tobacco and dried herbs. Refined and silky, with quenching acidity. Score: 92. Reviewed December 12, 2021 ARTICLE »

2009 Holdredge Old School Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

13.2% alc., $38. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. The aromas are promising, offering scents of black cherries, brewed tea, baking spice and subtle oak char. On the palate the wine is oaky, with flavors of burnt wood, under ripe red fruits, green notes and piercing acidity on the finish. A flawed wine. Unsatisfactory. Reviewed November 2, 2011 ARTICLE »

2008 Holdredge Old School Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

13.2% alc., $38 · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. Slight reduction, but displaying bright aromas of Bing cherries and spice. Shrill and austere with piercing acidity, offering flavors of tart cherries and moderate oak character. Decent. Reviewed June 24, 2012 ARTICLE »

2006 Holdredge Wren Hop Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., $34. · Bright aromas of Bing cherry and dried flowers. Light in weight but a good attack of cherry and cranberry fruit. with overtones of dried herbs. Cleansing acidity on the slightly tart and citrus finish. Decent. Reviewed August 4, 2008 ARTICLE »

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