The wine has a beautiful spicy bouquet, nicely fruit forward in the mouth with lots of raspberry tones, and slightly peppery notes on the clean, lingering finish. A very well balanced wine framed with good acidity and a soft touch on the palette. The distinctive intensity and spiciness of old vines fruit is well preserved. Grilled meats and anything lamb immediately come to mind as pairing choices.
What a delightful hidden gem worth the short jaunt off the main road. The jovial Scott gave us an extended pour of some wonderful if overpriced wines. but the out door tasting was a treat and the much lower traffic spend some real personal attention.
Novy Cellars is owned by Adam & Dianna Lee (of Siduri Wines) and Dianna’s family (her parents, Adolph & Rose Marie Novy, and her brothers and sisters-in-law, David & Angela, Bryan & Kathy, and Steven & Marie Novy).
Mayo Family Winery produces small lots of single-vineyard wines under the premise that the world's most interesting and highest quality wines must come from a single-vineyard source that can be expressed in the wines' aroma, taste and texture. Founded in 1993, the winery has two winemaking facilities in Glen Ellen, California, each fitted and equipped to produce particular types of wines. Mayo Family wines are only sold online or in their tasting room attached to the winery in the town of Glen Ellen and their two other tasting rooms in Sonoma Valley.
Viszlay Vineyards is a family owned and operated boutique winery located in the Russian River Valley. You can find this little gem just a few miles south of downtown Healdsburg, CA. Viszlay's estate wines are grown on their own 10 acre vineyard. Currently they are pouring their Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Caberbet & Merlot blendm Zinfandel and a Petite Sirah wines. In addition to a traditional wine tasting you can also enjoy a Cheese & Wine paring. We just made recent contact with John Viszlay at the winery and we look forward to experiencing his wines and the winery story soon. We will keep you posted!
Robert Young is a good example of a winery doing it right. The folks here are very friendly, and more than happy to tell you about the very interesting history of the place, the family history, and how they make the wines, etc. Nothing pretentious here, just a good, genuine vibe, all about having fun.
Pours are generous, and tasting fees are refundable with a bottle purchase.
We just love it at CaCorks when we connect with another great boutique winery that produces some special wines such as Lovemore Vineyards. Winemaker Russ Langord, along with his wife Sharon founded Lovemore Vineyards in 2014 based on the idea that life, good wine and love are all the best when shared. We just became acquainted with the great Pinot Nori and Sauvignon Blanc that Russ and Sharon produce. These award-winning wines produced by Lovemore Vineyards are delightful and Russ and Sharon donate $2.00 for each bottle to local charities (Pets Lifeline Animal Shelter). Be sure to make an appointment for your next visit to Lovemre Vineyards located in Sonoma .*
V-Twin Vineyards is a producer of red & white wines from Northern California - with an emphasis on Zinfandels from the Dry Creek & Alexander Valleys. V-Twin Vineyards wines are handcrafted in small lots and are targeted to upscale Harley-Davidson and custom motorcycle enthusiasts.
Boutique winery in Sonoma County specializing in Zinfandel and Syrah. 900 case production. Bluenose Wines was launched by Paul Brasset, who has been a winemaker in Sonoma County since 1980. Wines offered include Sonoma County Zinfandels and Chardonnay from vineyards in the Deer Creek Valley. Brasset's 2006 Zinfandel was awarded the 2006 Gold Medal (Critics Challenge), which was described by Brasset as, "...a fruit forward style, rich and full bodied with some plummy fruit and vanilla."