Bottoms Up

Beer and wine in the Bay Area and beyond

Dry Creek Valley

By Jessica Yadegaran
Tuesday, October 31st, 2006 at 12:25 pm in Uncategorized.

I went tasting in the Dry Creek Valley over the weekend. First time. I’d done downtown Healdsburg and Russian River, but this was my first time in Dry Creek. Abundance of jammy Zins, if you’re interested. We hit Unti, Quivira, Preston, Bella, Roshambo, La Crema and Thumbprint. Here are my three standouts:

Preston: Hands down the best overall wines I had that day. Especially the Carignane, Madame Preston (a white blend), and the Viognier. No wine is under $25, but this stuff’s worth it. The whites are organic, and you can taste the difference.

La Crema: Best pinots of the day. Earthy, smooth and nutty. I loved them and they didn’t charge a tasting fee! I seriously heart Sonoma.

Roshambo: Definitely wins for hippest winery, ever. I’ve written about them before and interviewed owner Naomi Brilliant. Everyone there’s got tattoos, there’s really funky art on the walls and the space was made for parties.

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