Thank you for your interest in the Underground Wine Event Wine Sampler packs! The offering is no longer available but we will be back in the fall with additional wine sampler packs for you to purchase. 


We know you love supporting small producers and we want to make it easy for you to try a bunch of different things all at once, so we are excited to present an offering of four mixed six-packs of wines from most of the participating producers of the Underground Wine Event — Sonoma.

The wines in each of the packs offer some of the best and most unique examples of what these small producers are creating. Detailed descriptions of each selection below. Check them out! We hope the hardest part will be deciding which one to order!

All orders will be processed and shipped the week of May 7, 2018.

Variety Pack 1

  • 2014 ACORN Winery Sangiovese Alegría Vineyards
  • 2016 Bucher Vineyard Rosé of Pinot Noir
  • 2015 Crux Winery Grenache Blanc
  • 2017 Longboard Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2012 The Meeker Vineyard Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
  • 2013 Peterson Winery Old School Zinfandel

Variety Pack 2

  • 2014 ACORN Winery Dolcetto Alegría Vineyards
  • 2014 Inman Family Wines Russian River Valley Chardonnay
  • 2017 Keller Estate Rosé of Pinot Noir
  • 2015 Longboard Vineyards Merlot – Dakine Vineyard
  • 2014 The Meeker Vineyard Barrel Select Zinfandel
  • 2012 Peterson Winery Vignobles Dry Creek Valley

Variety Pack: Red Wine Lovers

  • 2015 Bucher Vineyard Pinot Noir
  • 2013 Crux Winery Syrah
  • 2015 Longboard Vineyards Merlot – Dakine Vineyard
  • 2015 Nalle Winery Dry Creek Valley Classic Zinfandel
  • 2014 The Meeker Vineyard Hoskins Vineyard Grenache
  • 2012 Peterson Winery Zinfandel Bradford Mountain Estate Vineyard

Some of Elizabeth’s Favorites

  • 2014 ACORN Winery Cabernet Franc Alegría
    Vineyards
  • 2015 Crux Winery Viognier
  • 2015 Inman Family Wines Whole Buncha Love
  • 2013 Keller Estate Rôtie
  • 2015 Nalle Winery Estate Old Vine Dry Farmed Zinfandel
  • 2012 Peterson Winery Carignane Bradford Mountain Estate Vineyard

 

Variety Pack 1
This selection of wines is sure to be a homerun for pairing, sipping, and for tasting some of the most original wines Sonoma has to offer!

  • 2017 Longboard Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc
    -We put in the bright, citrusy, fresh Sauvignon Blanc from Longboard – the ideal sipper and a Sonoma classic.
  • 2013 Peterson Winery Old School Zinfandel 
    -Another classic, we included the perfectly balanced, red fruited, slightly earthy Peterson Zinfandel, (appropriately called “Old School” since it’s the restrained style of Zin, not the over-the-top, high alcohol one).
  • 2016 Bucher Vineyard Rosé of Pinot Noir
    -Bucher’s Rosé of Pinot Noir is so tasty, dry, and full of red fruit that it can go perfectly with appetizers, a lighter meal, or with good conversation.
  • 2012 The Meeker Vineyard Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
    -Sonoma has some cooler climates that are ideal for Pinot Noir as you’ll see in Meeker’s Sonoma Coast Pinot. This wine is balanced with lovely red fruit but it’s acidity begs for grilled salmon or veggies.
  • 2015 Crux Winery Grenache Blanc
    -Crux’s nuanced, crisp yet creamy Grenache Blanc proves that Sonoma is a rising star for southern Rhône varietals (and Crux is a master at making them).
  • 2014 ACORN Winery Sangiovese Alegría Vineyards
    -To round out the pack is ACORN’s Sangiovese, a food-friendly, complex red with sour cherry, orange peel, and dusty tannins to go fantastically well for tomato-based dishes or gourmet pizza. This wine will have you asking why more producers don’t try their hands at Italian varietals!

$169


Variety Pack 2
This pack is a bit more red heavy and the wines featured are a bit bolder in some cases than the first selection. Either way, these wines are amazing and you can’t go wrong…

  • 2017 Keller Estate Rosé of Pinot Noir
    -For our light and refreshing pick, we have the high acid, yet fruity Keller Estate rosé – perfect with or without food.
  • 2014 Inman Family Wines Russian River Valley Chardonnay
    -The Inman Family Chardonnay will turn your ideas about California Chardonnay on their heads – this wine is restrained with high acidity, yet a fruity flavor and just a touch of oak that makes it food friendly but more Old World in style.
  • 2014 ACORN Winery Dolcetto Alegría Vineyards
    -The ACORN Dolcetto is lively but has depth in its red fruit aroma and touch of smokiness and mouth puckering tannin that makes this wine unlike any you’ll find in California.
  • 2012 Peterson Winery Vignobles Dry Creek Valley
    -Peterson’s Vignobles blend, made mainly of Carignane and Petit Sirah is a powerful wine that is all about savory, spicy flavors against a backdrop of dark fruit flavor.
  • 2015 Longboard Vineyards Merlot – Dakine Vineyard
    -Longboard’s Merlot from their DaKine Estates Vineyard is soft and supple, but with surprising power in its lush red and black fruit aromas and flavors and bright acidity – a fantastic match for grilled meats and veggies.
  • 2014 The Meeker Vineyard Barrel Select Zinfandel
    -Finally, the Meeker Barrel Select Zinfandel is a full and hearty with beautiful red and dark fruit and plush texture but enough acidity to keep it lively.

$199


Variety Pack: Red Wine Lovers
Yeah, we know that some of you just want the reds. This red lovers selection has you covered…Each of these wines is bold, yet balanced; full, yet fascinating.

  • 2015 Bucher Vineyard Pinot Noir
    -The Bucher Pinot Noir is a play of subtlety and power – a wine with delicate, lighter notes but a serious amount of raspberry fruit, bright mouthwatering acidity, and subtle mouth drying tannin.
  • 2015 Longboard Vineyards Merlot – Dakine Vineyard
    -Longboard’s Merlot is Old World in style, with red and black fruit flavors, a velvety texture, and earth notes that make this a wine with true depth and style
  • 2014 The Meeker Vineyard Hoskins Vineyard Grenache
    -The Meeker Grenache from Dry Creek Valley is so good that it shows the potential of this grape to take Sonoma by storm –it’s a wine full of earthy, lavender, red fruit flavors with warm toasty oak notes to offset the high acid.
  • 2013 Crux Winery Syrah
    -Syrah, another Rhône grape that shines in Sonoma, shows its stuff in Crux’s version. It’s a full-bodied red wine lover’s dream: blackberry notes with black pepper and baking spices, and great tannin and acid to balance the richness.
  • 2015 Nalle Winery Dry Creek Valley Classic Zinfandel
    2012 Peterson Winery Zinfandel Bradford Mountain Estate Vineyard
    -Finally, we have our two power Zins! Nalle and Peterson are both known for making exceptional, “old style” Sonoma Zinfandel – field blends of a bunch of different grapes that have great fruit, but not excessive alcohol or low acidity. Nalle’s version has fresh acidity but still shows ripe red berry fruit flavors and a touch of tannin, while Peterson’s Bradford Mountain Estate Zin is more like dark fruit with black pepper spice, minerality, and toasty oak notes.

$225


Some of Elizabeth’s Favorites

From Elizabeth, co-founder of Sonoma Underground, host of the Wine for Normal People podcast, and author of the forthcoming “Wine for Normal People” book (fall 2018).

“Picking favorites from this group is like trying to pick my favorite kid (although, I’ve made it clear that often that is Ellie, my dog)…but I selected a few I know you’ll love (all the producers have been on the podcast so you can listen to them as you sip!).”

  • 2015 Crux Winery Viognier
    -Crux’s Viognier is pure pleasure with its peachy, honeysuckle notes, but it’s not one note: the acidity makes the wine bright despite its plush texture.
  • 2014 ACORN Winery Cabernet Franc Alegría Vineyards
    -ACORN’s Cabernet Franc is a perennial favorite. Bill Nachbur manages to make this often-challenging grape taste like cherry fruit, earth, and spice. It has expertly balanced tannin and acidity.
  • 2012 Peterson Winery Carignane Bradford Mountain Estate Vineyard
    -Peterson’s Carignane from their Bradford Mountain Estate Vineyard shows what this grape is capable of when in the right hands: it is herbal, with earth, red fruit, and baking spice aromas and flavors from the oak. The wine has a long, delicious finish.
  • 2015 Inman Family Wines Whole Buncha Love
    -Inman’s Whole Buncha Love Red Blend is a bold mix of mainly Zinfandel with Carignane – it has dark fruit and herb flavors and an acidic zing that keeps it balanced.
  • 2015 Nalle Winery Estate Old Vine Dry Farmed Zinfandel
    -From Nalle, their classic dry farmed Zinfandel, with brambly raspberry, mineral and earth notes and the winery’s signature balance of acidity with smooth tannins and a medium body.
  • 2013 Keller Estate Rôtie
    -Finally, Keller’s Estate Rôtie, a wine modeled after one of my favorite wines Côte Rôtie, from the Rhône, with 93% Syrah and 7% Viognier. This wine is a play between dark fruit and floral aromatics, spice and plums, and soft tannin with lively acidity.

$249