I have been poking around the last few months and have found such good info here I thought I would take a minute to introduce myself. My palate for wine has been developing over the last 10 years, but finally made my first trip to wine country last year. My wife Cathy has made a number of visits to Napa and Sonoma over the years.
May 2009 we spent 4 days in Sonoma and stayed at the Vintners Inn. We made a lot of stops in 4 days, including: Jordan, Lancaster, Hanzell, Schug, St. Francis, Segghesio, Stryker and Ledson.
We are headed back out in a couple of weeks for a short trip centered around a Stryker dinner at Rockpile Vineyard.
New to Snooth
- Reply by amour, May 17, 2010.
And isn't St.Francis superb!
Which of their wines did you taste?
Their old vines Zinfandel is really fantastic.
I was introduced to it and have had no regrets purchasing it.
Looking forward to sharing with you and would encourage you to visit French vineyards.
- Reply by Carly Wray, May 17, 2010.
Hi & welcome! I'd love to hear what the highlights were from your Sonoma trip. Did you end up with a favorite winery? I'd love to get back out there sometime soon.
- Reply by JSBinATL, May 17, 2010.
Thanks for the welcome!
Amour: We did enjoy St. Francis! The views from the patio are breathtaking!! We did the Artisan tasting. We bought 1/2 case of the 2005 Wild Oak Old Vine Zin and some of their Anthem Meritage as well.
Carly: Stryker was our hidden gem. Their wine club is fun and very active. The Library tasting at Jordan is worth every penny. The Segghesio food pairing is a lot of fun, but we didn't find any of their wines memorable enough to buy. We also enjoyed our tasting at Schug, mostly because we were introduced to Sparkling Pinot and bought several bottles for the holidays.
- Reply by outthere, May 17, 2010.
I'm surprised by your Seghesio comment. It's a regular drinker for us. One of the best Zinfandel values on the market.
Schug has a great Rouge de Noirs.