I'm going to go to napa (and/or sonoma?) this wknd, but I have no idea which vineyards/wineries to visit. Can you guys recommend some smaller ones, maybe that don't distribute outside of california, and that make fabulous, can't-miss wines? I love bubbles and old-world style wines.. I would really appreciate any help!!
I hate to say this, but there are precious few wineries in Sonoma and/or Napa producing "old-world style wines."
To me, this means wines that are lower in alcohol, reserved, tame, and understated in their elegance. California is known for bombastic, fruity, over-extracted, high-alcohol wines.
Bubbles, on the other hand, can be found readily at Domaine Carneros (owned by Taittinger), Mumm, Shramsberg (great tour!), Domaine Chandon, and Gloria Ferrer
1240 Duhig Rd, Napa, CA