Category Archives: Wine Adventure Sonoma

Wine Adventure Sonoma

This is a shot in Dry Creek, taken on the driveway of a little bundle of wineries, namely Peterson and Papapietro Perry. It was incredible to be around ripe grapes and the harvest. Sonoma is an amazing place. Ten minutes outside Santa Rosa, you’re in wine country and very diverse one at that. When your palate gets tired of Pinot you can explore Zin, after that Cabernet Sauv. The dining wasn’t quite as good as Napa, but soon.    

Wine Adventure Sonoma

This is a pretty cool mural painted on the loading dock wall at Gundlach Bundschu Winery. A celebration of the harvest. Legendary producer, that has it’s roots in the viticultural history of California. One of the oldest wineries of the state, and one of the only wine caves that I saw in Sonoma. How romantic…Continue Reading

Wine Adventure Sonoma

Rodney Strong is one of those brands thats been established for a long time, and the Merlot is on most everyone’s wine list. They snubbed me at the winery, could be just one angry tasting room employee thinking I was there for some free wine, which I was. What wineries like this sometimes forget because…Continue Reading

Wine Adventure Sonoma

This is a shot from the Gloria Ferrar property on the Sonoma side of Carneros. Just over that ridgeline is Napa. They make some real nice sparkling wines, although it’s the only tasting room I visited that didn’t offer tastes of wine. You had to purchase glasses of wine to enjoy on there patio overlooking…Continue Reading

Wine Adventure Sonoma

This is a shot of Martinelli Winery, well really the underbelly of the winery. I was really excited to try their wines having had the Guiseppe and Louisa Zin in a blind tasting back in Sommelier class. 16.6% alcohol, don’t remember the vintage but I think was the 03. Monster of a wine, didn’t seem…Continue Reading

Wine Adventure Sonoma

Way out there, in the one road Alexander Valley, emerged a California wine legend, Jordan. I bet if you polled a million wine enthusiasts, and I bet you might like to, more than half would say Jordan is located in Napa, and they would say it’s their third favorite, behind Caymus and Silver Oak. That’s…Continue Reading

Wine Adventure Sonoma

I stopped into this winery because it was in a little village of boutique winery’s most notably Pappapietro Perry. I thought all the Bradford Mountain wines killed it, but the Gravity flow Syrah stood out the most. Dark, meaty, full of smoked bacon, and very well balanced. I thought at the time that it would…Continue Reading

Wine Adventure Sonoma

This is a shot of a gnarly 90 year Zinfandel vine that sits 15 feet from the door to the tasting room of Ridge Lytton Springs. Our guide at the winery said these vines want to be put out of their misery, but they keep on milking the little bit of concentrated fruit the vines…Continue Reading