White wine search in Napa/Sonoma (need help)
We are making a long weekend trip (3-4 days) to California next Spring in search of new white wines (mostly Chardonnay). Looking for recommendations for regions to stay that will give us the best options for the most white wines. Chard - Prefer low residual sugar when we can find it, and yes buttery (not caramel-y), definitely like the oaky flavor.
We will also be looking for some non dessert white wines as well.
Chardonnays all over.
A favorite on the buttery side is Alpha Omega's Chardonnay. On the more classic, but still Californian side, I like Chateau Montelena as a reliable, though granted, slightly overpriced option.
Stonestreet's chardonnays are round and nice, their grounds are great too
Capture seems to be going some good stuff (appt only)
Robert Young has a good chardonnay.