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Old World Wine in Sonoma

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Old World Wine in Sonoma

oolah | Jul 17, 2007 10:09 PM

I'll be in Sonoma in a few weeks for some wine tasting. Can anyone please recommend any old-world style wine producers in the area? We're staying in Santa Rosa and plan on visiting Healdsburg and the Russian River Valley.

I love floral and spicy pinots, leathery syrahs, and fresh/grassy or citrus/honey mineral whites of any stripe. I'm particularly interested in hearing about wineries that are small production and don't typically export to NY and those experimenting with atypical (for California) varietals.

Please no cherry-cola Cabs, fruit-bomb Zinfandel or oaky-buttery Chardonnay.

Thank you!

ETA: I've visited Napa before, but have never been to Sonoma. We plan on staying on the Sonoma side for this trip.

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