J. Rickards Vineyards & Winery is a family-run operation of both wine grape farming and wine production, located at the northern end of the Alexander Valley in Sonoma County. Owned and operated by Jim and Eliza Rickards, the Vineyards have been planted over the past five decades, augmenting the original 1908 Zinfandel vines. Make an appointment and come on up for a visit and a walk through the Old Vine Zinfandel block or our innovative Wine Cave.
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This classic California inn has the best location in town, right on the historic Healdsburg Plaza. Guests are surrounded by stylish shops, galleries, wine tasting rooms, and superb restaurants with the beautiful Alexander and Russian River Valleys just a short drive away. You will enjoy complimentary breakfast as well as afternoon wine and cheese tasting, and don’t forget the freshly baked cookies!
Healdsburg Inn on the Plaza is a member of Four Sisters Inns, a curated collection of distinctive and independent small hotels that seamlessly combine an inviting and intimate setting with complimentary, signature amenities, and attentive, gracious service.
The WineStopper traveled up to downtown Geyserville and vistied Ramazzotti Wines. Meeting with family members Norma and Travis, they are showcasing their Estate 2019 Sangiovese. Since being released, the wine intantly became a customer favorite. Chances are that it will sell out soon! Visit the tasting room or purchase online.
The 2019 Sangiovese is SOLD OUT. However, the 2020 Sangiovese is available and is just as wonderful!
Here is what is in the bottle!
|Appellation||Dry Creek Valley|
|Vineyard(s)||Ramazzotti Home Ranch|
|Fermentation||Grapes hand-selected, crushed and de-stemmed, then racked to stainless steel tanks where the juice is chilled and inoculated with Syrah yeast to consume more sugar. Our use of this yeast brings out a truer flavor from the Sangiovese grapes.|
|Elevage||Aged 18 months in 10% new Appalachian, 90% used French and American|
|Wine Notes||This wine has a fresh nose and offers lilac and cherries up front, giving way to mouthwatering fruit, a subtle spiciness, and vanilla tones on the finish. Its firm acidity and bright flavors make it a perfect match to lighter marinara, pasta primavera or a beautiful sausage dish.|
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In case you missed the two previous WineStopper’s visits here is the list!
|Martinelli Winery||2021 Martinelli Sonoma Coast Rose||https://store.martinelliwinery.com/product/2021-Ros–of-Pinot-Noir-750ml||11/15/2022|
|Armida Winery||2018 Maple Vineyards Zinfandel||https://store.armida.com/SHOP.AMS||11/8/2022|
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