Watkins Family Winery

Owner(s) Watkins Family
Web site www.watkinsfamilywinery.com
 
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A small, family owned winery in Sonoma County specializing in Cabernet Sauvignon. Watkins Family has been producing boutique wines in Sonoma County since 1979. Winemaker Randall Watkins was only 10 years old when his father planted the Watkins Family Zinfandel and Chardonnay in the foothills of Taylor Mountain in Sonoma County. Randall graduation with a BA from University of California Davis and began his winemaking training shortly thereafter. He had stints at Buena Vista Winery, Hartford Family Winery, S. Anderson Vineyards, and Carmen Vineyards in Chile. He obtained a master's degree in enology from University of California Davis in 1999, becoming the winemaker over the next seven years at Carmenet Winery and Moon Mountain Vineyard. He currently is the consultant winemaker for new wine brands in addition to crafting Watkins wines.

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Reviewed Wines

2010 Watkins Family Winery Crinella Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc.. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of black cherries, dark red berries, bramble and pine needle. Middleweight flavors of black cherry liquor, with notes of strawberries and spice, offering an easy drinking experience driven by soft tannins, refreshing acidity and admirable intensity and length on the cherry-driven finish. Very good. Reviewed July 23, 2012 ARTICLE »

2009 Watkins Family Winery Crinella Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., 198 cases, $40. Clones are Mt. Eden, 115, 777 and Pommard. 100% de-stemmed, 5-day cold soak, aged 18 months in French oak. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Nicely fruited nose, offering aromas of black cherries and black raspberries. Juicy and crisp on the palate, with a tasty core of black cherries augmented by oak, wrapped in supple tannins, finishing with moderate depth on the finish. Good (+). Reviewed July 23, 2012 ARTICLE »