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Sonoma - winery itinerary

krumley | Oct 3, 2012 12:15 PM

2 couples headed to Healdsburg on Wednesday 10/17, plan to do tastings on Thursday with a driver. As a group the reds we tend to like are cabs, zins and pinots. We also like chardonnays and an occasional savignon blanc. And we're open to other varietals.... Easy, huh?! From our prior trips the wines we still order are Frank Family and Artessa from Napa and Williamson from Sonoma (if that helps at all). Here is our preliminary list of wineries.... I hope to select ~ 4 from this list.

Freeman - pretty sure I'm interested in this one
Lynmar - this one, too

On the list, but less sure about the following:

Copain
Arista
Paul Hobbs
Rochioli (but I read they have very few wines available to taste)
Stonestreet
Rafanelli
Unti
Iron Horse (One of us loves sparkling, but the rest of us don't... what else do they have that you'd recommend?).

Also, we should be in Healdsburg by Wednesday afternoon ~3:30 ish. What tasting room(s) would you recommend? I know we visited ~ 4 of them in '09 but other than Williamson I can't remember which ones. I would guess that we'd have time for 1 depending on when they close. Or, is there a winery on the way in from SFO that you'd recommend we stop and do a tasting?

Thanks so much for all your help!! Kathey

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