​Elaine’s favourite Sonoma Cabernets


As a foretaste of her in-depth look at Cabernets from a region more readily associated with other varieties, Elaine Chukan Brown, currently evacuated from her home in Sonoma as a result of the terrible fires there, pinpoints her 10 favourites from the 89 Sonoma Cabernets she tasted in August, as well as descriptions of the five producers responsible for them. 

Sonoma County was historically associated with old-vine Zinfandel and associated vineyards of hardy, mixed dark-skinned varieties such as Petite Sirah, Mourvèdre and Grenache Noir, but more recently Sonoma County has come to be synonymous with Pinot Noir...