Sonoma, California

In the 1970s Cal student John Tierney began making wine in the garage of his brother’s home on nearby Taft Street. The reputation of the Taft Street Garage wines grew; and family and friends formally opened Taft Street Winery on April Fool’s Day, 1982, in the Russian River Valley town of Forestville. Fame if not fortune has followed. The wines of Taft Street have won innumerable awards throughout the years, and the name Taft Street has long been associated with consistent quality. Today Taft Street focuses on making wines from the neighboring vineyards in the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast appellations. Wines are also produced from vineyards in nearby Dry Creek Valley and Alexander Valley. The formula has remained the same throughout the years – careful attention to quality grapes. Family and friends have been working and playing together for 30 years now; and though the amount and color of their hair may have changed, they are still having fun. Shelftalkers  Winery Website 
ts-sb-newSauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley
The wine was fermented slow and cold in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks in order to to maintain the high fruit profile, preserve and develop the esters and thiols that are characteristic of Sauvignon Blanc. The grapes for this wine come from two well known Russian River Valley vineyards. Bob Dempel’s vineyard is just south of Healdsburg in the northern part of the Russian River appellation. Preston Ranch is located a mile or so south, along Eastside Road.
ts-chard-newChardonnay, Russian River Valley
A bright nose, with hints of soft lime and citrus flavors. Honeysuckle and apple add to the delightfully creamy combination of toasted almond and creme brulee. The result is a bright, fruit-forward wine with a very long finish.
ts-pnPinot Noir, Russian River Valley
Pairs very soft, mature tannins with amazing ripe fruit flavors. Aromas of ripe plum, cola and cherry tobacco lead into flavors of black cherry, blueberry, and mocha. Nicely integrated French Oak flavors add to the complexity of this Russian River Valley Pinot.
ts-cabSonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon
The Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of black currant, blackberry, and hints of cassis. Flavors of dried cranberry and black pepper are nicely integrated with the French and American oak. Medium-bodied and incredibly well balanced, this wine's silky, long finish highlights the quality of this Sonoma County Cabernet.
ts-garage-chardGaragiste Chardonnay, Russian River Valley
Opens with citrus blossom, jasmine, and lime aromas. Ripe apple and pear flavors are balanced nicely with integrated sweet French Oak. Hints ginger, allspice, and cloves lend to a superb finish resulting in an incredibly refined and enjoyable Russian River Valley Chardonnay.
ts-mend-pnGaragiste Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
This elegant Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is very fruit forward with nicely integrated French Oak flavors. Aromas of plum, mocha, and cherry tobacco precede varietal notes of black cherry, blueberry, and cola. An elegant finish with mature tannins highlights the quality of the Russian River Valley fruit.