|Owner(s)||Anita Forchini, Jim Forchini|
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Winegrowers in the Dry Creek Valley and Russian River Valley appellations of Sonoma County since 1971. Family owned and operated with owners Jim and Anita Forchini, winemaker Jim Forchini, office manager Anita Forchini, and vineyard manager Andrew Forchini. Total production is 3,000 cases annually with 25% of the vineyard production used for estate wines and the balance sold to other wineries.
The estate 24-acre Russian River Terrace Vineyard is located .5 miles east of the Russian River, planted to Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Petite Sirah, Chardonnay and Zinfandel. A Proprietor's Reserve Pinot Noir is produced from this vineyard.
Wines may be purchased online through the website. Sign up for wine clubs and a newsletter. The winery is open Friday through Sunday from 11:00 to 4:30 for tasting. Call the winery at 707-431-8886 for a tour and tasting appointment at other times.
2007 Forchini Vineyards & Winery Proprietor’s Reserve Estate Grown Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
14.5% alc., $26. From the estate River Terrace Vineyard. The winemaker is James F. Forchini. · Complex nose featuring scents of red fruits, dried rose petals, spice, underbrush and balsam. Ripe dark red stone fruits with added interest from flavors of black tea and grilled meats. Moderately rich with some ragged tannins and a dry cherry-laden finish. Good. Reviewed July 15, 2010 ARTICLE »