William K wrote:Anyone have pointers to interesting Zin producers in the CA north coast area? I'll be heading out there for a vacation around labor day and would love some recommendations on obscure-but-artisan Zins that I'd be unlikely to find in my local wine store.
Well, one man's obscure... And are you limiting yourself to Napa or are you willing to visit Sonoma, too? In Napa, one of my favorite Zin producers is Storybook Mountain (by appointment only), definitely not overwooded. In Sonoma, I'd suggest you try Joseph Swan, Dry Creek Vineyards and Cline in addition to the usual suspects. Ridge's Lytton Springs Road tasting room is well worth the visit as they often have an older bottle open for tasting.