Eric James Vineyards
452 First Street East, Suite G
Sonoma, CA, 95476

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Varietals or blends: | Chardonnay | Pinot Noir | Red Blend | Rose | Syrah |

Tasting: 12N - 7pm, Thursday-Monday; open until 10pm Fri-Sat. (see comments below) - Fee: $10/person or a bottle purchase. Discounts for half and full case purchases.

From the web site: "Personal, Fun, Interactive and Education: These are the four cornerstones of our business and Sonoma lifestyle. The owner personally hand sells most of the wines. Tasting presentations often last thirty minutes to an hour. We avoid any snobbery and follow the Sonoma Philosophy that wine and wine tasting must be fun and unpretentious. No one in California or otherwise is more knowledgeable or educational in regard to both local and international wines as Winemaker/Certified Sommelier Robert O’Maoilriain CS, CM is."

Personal comments: This is the place to be on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday evening, from 7-10pm, where live New Orleans jazz music rocks the narrow passageway down which you will find the tasting room. But don't let the difficulty finding the place fool you -- you will have an awesome time. Robert is a wonderful host and sings New Orleans jazz like Louis Armstrong himself -- thereby earning the moniker "Sonoma Satchmo". The full wine list is available for purchase by the glass. Don't miss it! - Roy Tennant