Northern California: Napa vs. Sonoma
The county’s 1,576 square miles are a sprawling garden of organic produce, free-range meats, and since 1824, grapes. In Sonoma, you can access countryside, towns, and tasting rooms—sans appointment—to try some of the most distinctive and innovative wines available. Each of Sonoma’s 13 AVAs has its specialties: Pinot Noir and Chardonnay (Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast), Cabernet (Alexander and Sonoma Valleys). Don’t forget Zinfandel, which was practically invented in the Dry Creek Valley.
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