Melanie and Stephen-
I wanted to apologize for not reporting back on Mariposa and the Sonoma Valley wine tour. Though that weekend was greatly anticipated, our plans were derailed by an unlicensed driver who thought going in reverse at full speed was a good idea.
Anyway, all is OK now and when we get our car back, I'd like to follow my original itinerary. I wanted to thank Melanie for the awesome write-up and recommendations- I appreciate your post and efforts. When we do visit the vineyards and Mariposa, I'll post again.