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Sonoma dining recs??
Posted 05 September 2017 - 05:52 AM
Based on various reccos, went on the Jordan tour with an engaging young woman named Rennie. Good tour. Got to taste two chardonnays, two cabernets, some of their olive oil and some of their (French) champagne. Pretty much everything Jordan does except for their caviar. Also sampled (later) some Christopher Creek and some Stonestreet. Jordan was the best, but it had the best glassware and settings for tasting.
How did the Jordan family come into all the money it takes to keep this going? I am curious.
Also ate at Willi's Seafood & Raw Bar so-so (and no relation to Willi's Paris and elsewhere in Europe) and Spoonbar which was not bad at all in a town of 1,100.
Then that happened.
Posted 10 October 2017 - 09:19 PM
NY Times has a current round up of damaged wineries and restaurants in Sonoma.
Among them are
Signorello Estate, a family-owned, ivy-draped winery along the scenic Silverado Trail in Napa, was also engulfed in flames.
■ Paradise Ridge posted photos of the charred rubble and blackened hillside where its Santa Rosa winery — just shy of its 40th anniversary — had stood.
■ Ancient Oak Cellars in Santa Rosa said in a Facebook post that the fire had destroyed a house, two redwood barns and the tasting counter on the property. But the majority of the company’s bottled wines and all of its wine barrels are safe in other locations.
The fires also destroyed several Santa Rosa establishments, including the Fountaingrove Inn, the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country hotel, Willi’s Wine Bar, the Cricklewood steakhouse and more.