Alderbrook Vineyards uses grapes grown in a number of locations throughout Sonoma County; mainly from Dry Creek Valley and Russian River Valley. The Russian River property has cool, foggy afternoons that retain acids in Pinot Noir.
This is in stark contrast to the sunny Dry Creek Valley which is renowned for producing Zinfandel. The winery makes big Zinfandels that turn heads in blind tasting competitions. Robert Parker particularly likes these wines. In the wine world, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel are about as close as you can get to being polar opposites. Therefore, it is quite impressive that Alderbrook excels at producing both.
The winery also makes another Dry Creek Valley specialty- Sauvignon Blanc. The 2000 Sauvignon Blanc is refreshingly acidic with tropical fruit notes. Winemaker Bryan Parker hit the mark with this effort.
The winery is located in the beautiful town of Healdsburg in Northern Sonoma County. Healdsburg is located at the convergence of the Russian River, Dry Creek, and Alexander Valleys. Alderbrook is owned by the Terlato Wine Group.