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Tasting Wine with Joseph Ryan, Winemaker, Ernest Vineyards Ricky L. Potts  |  November 2022

We had to move to Palm Desert to discover Ernest Vineyards, a family owned winery founded by Erin Brooks and Todd Gottula... It was in the middle of harvest, but Joseph took the time to sit down, pour a glass of wine, and answer a few questions. This was a fun, and delicious, interview.

Curtain Rises for West Sonoma Coast Wines James Suckling  |  September 2022

In California, James and Associate Editor Nathan Slone sat down with 12 producers from the West Sonoma Coast Vintners Association to taste and talk through the wines from Sonoma’s newest AVA, West Sonoma Coast.

What You Need to Know About the New West Coast AVAs SevenFifty Daily  |  September 2022

Officially recognized in May 2022, the West Sonoma Coast AVA is located on the westernmost sliver of Sonoma County, around seven miles from the ocean.

25 of the Best Pinot Noirs for 2022 VinePair  |  March 2022

Following a tasting of more than 250 bottles at the VinePair HQ, the following 25 wines highlight everything that should be celebrated about Pinot Noir.

This Legendary Los Angeles Restaurant Is Now Offering The City’s First All-Female Wine List Forbes  |  December 2021

If I have to pick a favorite, I love highlighting the Sonoma Coast Chardonnay from Ernest Vineyards.

21 Rising Stars on Sonoma's Wine Scene What are you drinking this holiday?  |  November 2021

"Ernest Vineyards in Windsor has just released their Bohemian Series, showcasing single vineyards. In particular, the Chardonnay from H. Klopp vineyard in the Sebastopol Hills in the Sonoma Coast AVA is stunning."

Pinot Noir Four Ways Wine Folly  |  June 2021

"How much of our understanding of a wine is from the grape variety itself versus how the wine is made? This question is easy to see if read tasting notes and tech sheets. But, in our experience, it’s better (and far more fun) to taste the difference...With just one grape variety, Pinot Noir, you can taste the differences in winemaking method and stylistic choices in the vineyard."

12 of the best California wines that define 2020 SF Chronicle  |  December 2020

"The best way to tell the story of 2020, however, is by letting the wines do the talking themselves. We’ve assembled a case that illuminates the year’s major themes and tastes a whole lot better than a news article. Yes, each of these 12 wines is delicious. Each of them, in its own way, is also important, telling us something about where California wine, and maybe even California, stands today."