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Charles Creek Vineyards
A Perfect Fusion of Delicious Wines & Art
What happens when two life-long lovebirds plant a small vineyard at their place on Sonoma Mountain? A legendary label is born.
A direct descendant of John Deere, Bill brings to winemaking a generations-deep commitment to quality, value and integrity. He and his wife Gerry successfully work with Winemaker Kerry Damskey to sculpt each wine into something remarkable. Damskey brings over 30 years experience, a famed UC Davis education in Fermentation Science and countless gold medals to Charles Creek Vineyards. All wines at Charles Creek reflect this exceptional partnership.
Tasting wines from Charles Creek could not be easier. Located on historic Sonoma Square, the Tasting Room boasts close proximity to some of Sonoma’s premier destination restaurants and shopping.
Whether novice or wine aficionado, all lovers of fine wine are welcome at Charles Creek. Knowledgeable staff is ready to guide you through today’s menu and explore your palate.
Chardonnay lovers? You are in for a very special treat. Make that a huge treat! Charles Creek Vineyards is thrilled to announce that their 2009 Las Patolitas Chardonnay from Sonoma County has won Best Chardonnay in California from the 2011 California State Fair. This wine is fermented in French oak barrels and sourced entirely from famed Sangiacomo Vineyard in Carneros/Sonoma Valley. With only 50% malolactic fermentation, this engaging fruit forward wine retains the elegance of classical Chardonnay but also revels in crisp Carneros acidity and bright, tropical fruit notes. Charles Creek only produced 597 cases of this wine and priced at $25 per bottle, it is sure to go fast. I picked up a few bottles myself!
Something also unique to Charles Creek is the opportunity to taste a vertical of Chardonnay. Chardonnay is one of the original wines produced by Bill and Gerry in addition to Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Today, the Tasting Room pours upon request back-to-back years of Chardonnay. It is a real treat to compare different vintages from this celebrated winery.
Also on the list, try Charles Creek’s award-winning Pinot Grigio, Merlot, Napa Valley Rosé and a whole host of Cabernet Sauvignons. More than 20 gold medals and best of class honors have been awarded to the wines being poured today in the tasting room.
483 First Street West (on the Plaza) in Sonoma
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