The Beat Goes On

Winter is quickly turning to spring, as the trees have started budding and the vineyards are covered in mustard. Our cellar staff is starting to assemble the blends for upcoming bottlings, and our custom bottling operations are in full swing.

March 1st saw the release of two wines: our 2008 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, and our 2010 Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc. Both wines are showing beautifully and are being poured in the Tasting Room.

This weekend marks the beginning of the Russian River Wine Road’s biggest event – the 33rd annual Barrel Tasting. Over 100 wineries in Sonoma County’s Russian River, Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys will offer tasting of wines in progress. We will show wines from two vineyards, each with a different Chardonnay clone. A 2010 Chardonnay from the Feeney Family Ranch utilizes clone 4, while a 2010 Chardonnay from Kunde Ranch uses clone 17. These two clones are Russian River Valley classics. We will also offer our 2006 Dry Creek Valley Syrah St Emydius Acre at the unheard of price of $100/case. The event takes place the first two weekends in March, 4-6th and 11-13th, 11-4pm.

Taft Street welcomes aboard Diana Naser as a sales representative for the San Francisco Bay Area. We are quite pleased to have found such a professional with over 10 years experience in the business.

Hope to see you here for the Barrel Tasting – or any old time.


Come join us.


Mike Tierney
President, Taft Street Winery