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Napa/Sonoma/Russian River Wine Trip

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kade04 Oct 11, 2012 10:03 PM

I have seen a few threads on here regarding wine trips, however, I am interested in finding "hidden gems." Basically wines that I can't just buy at my local store. For example, Silver Oak makes a good Cab, but you can get that anywhere. Same with Joseph Phelps, Nickel and Nickel, Cakebread etc.

We particularly like Russian River and Sonoma Pinot's, Napa Cabs and are certainly open to whites but they are not usually our top choices.

Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
(and I will report back in order to provide feedback for other people!)
Thanks!

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    goldangl95 Oct 12, 2012 12:58 AM

    Apologies but there are plenty of these posts already. Some recent ones:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/861205
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/862292

    Let us know if you are looking for something more specific/or once you have a thought out itinerary.

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      kade04 Oct 12, 2012 06:33 AM

      No apologies necessary, that is exactly what I need but just missed it. Thank you!

    2. CarrieWas218 Oct 12, 2012 08:57 AM

      Look to the mountain wineries:

      Spring Mountain
      Howell Mountain
      Diamond Mountain

      THOSE are the hidden gems and even folks who live in the valley know that the mountain wineries make the best wines!

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