It is true though that fantastic zinfandels are made in a number of regions in. Here's a good link on Napa Valley zins: We could go on for days. They make a nice Zinfandel. We also went to Chase Cellars in , which may be appt only, our friend set us up has many different kinds from old vines. Frank Family has delicious ones, but the tasting room is very modest so don't expect much in terms of scenery.
My husband would say that Brown makes the Best zin in the valley. Brown is quite a drive, but the family atmosphoere and knowledge is first class. Take a hat if you are walking around the vineyards. You do not need an appointment at Grgich unless your party is 8 or more. A work day at Zin is consists of much documentation and coordination with the quality department.
It's both charming and known for its zinfandel. Grgich also requires an appt only for tasting. I am sure there are others. It's great to talk about zinfandels made in other regions but HappyTraveler is just doing a day trip to the in a couple of weeks. Cheers, -The Innkeepers Old World Inn We just got back last month and love zins also. We're also big fans of Michael Oelette's Blockhedia Zin-- specifically the Napa Valley version.
I agree about Storybook Mountain, yumm great zin. In this environment, I have learned to be very sure and confident of how to prepare test plans and log reports of what should be expected of the system and how to proceed when unexpected problems or anomalies occur. And wineries like Turley have made their reputations sourcing old vine zinfandels from all over the state. However, once an experiment is run in zero gravity, the joy and pride felt when seeing the data is overwhelming. Or stop at Grgich Hills on your way up and try theirs. There are also a couple of Zinfandel specialists but they require appointments to visit.
But, the others I suggested would work too and they are right on Hwy 29. They are always available for consultation so that proper and timely decisions can be made. . My colleagues and managers a top notch. Zinfandel is not as prevalent in the as it is in the Dry Creek area or Alexander Valley in. You might visit which is very near to Sterling. We were going to visit Brown Estate as it came highly rec for their zins, but ran out of time.
It also gets very hot up there on the mountain. Robert Biale and Brown Estate come to mind. . . . .
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