WH Smith Wines Sonoma County
Bill Smith established his reputation for making great California reds when he ran the LA JOTA winery on Howell Mountain, creating massive and powerful Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah – some of legendary proportions. The Smiths have now sold some of their interest here on the Sonoma Coast to David DEL DOTTO.
As well as the intense and complex Hellenthal Vineyard, a Sonoma Coast and a number of other bottlings are also offered as well as two Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignons, Brown and Purple labels from land he recently planted. The Pinot style is one of elegance rather than power, with an attractive undercurrent of piercing, red berry fruit and well-judged oak. (DM)
To find out more about WH Smith and their wines, and to see how we reviewed and rated their wines you can check out the Regional Guide to California North Coast..
Or indeed you can check out the new extensively updated 9th edition Wine Behind the Label Wine Guide that is 2250 pages, it reviews around 4000 vineyards and over 30,000 wines. (DM)