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Small (but good) Sonoma winery recs?

akmike | Sep 27, 201502:26 PM     18

Maria Lorraine, I hope you see this, as you have given me great advice before, and I think we have similar pallets.

I'll be staying in Healdsburg Oct 18-22. Then a few days in Napa. We visit wine country areas a couple times a year. I know Napa fairly well. Not real sure why Sonoma has not been a destination so far, probably because the group I generally travel with, prefer Napa. Well, this time I'm leaving a few days before my friends, so I can spend some time in Sonoma.

I have booked lodging at the H2 hotel. No other plans or reservations set up at this point. I thought I might just 'wing it', but think I need a better plan than that.

I did a half day trip around Sonoma in a limo years and years ago. Must have drank too much, cause the details of that day are somewhat foggy..... Although, I did end up joining Fieldstone's wine club...lol....

I prefer smaller, non-pretentious wineries, but I have to admit I do buy some higher end mailing list wines too.....I have an eclectic collection.

I'd love to find some great everyday drinking wines under $50 a bottle. My cellar is overly populated with big reds. I need to find some good whites. For a reference, I love Merry Edwards' Sav Blanc.

I have plenty of pinot noir, and my Turley allotments have my saturated with Zin. I buy a lot pinot from Williams Selyem, Peay, Faila and Peter Michael.

A list of 10-12 of your favorite Sonoma areas wineries that are not readily found, would be most appreciated.

And does anyone know where Douglas Keane might be cooking?? The best meal I have ever had was a five-course pairing meal Cyrus.

Might there be a good choice for a wine pairing meal in or around Healdsburg?

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