Holy cow that was quite the write up on the subject. I am going to make it out there sometime and will look those places up. I generally do not drink a lot of whites except in the summer and typically nothing that is on the sweeter side. I like reds. Pinots, cab, blends and lots of French or Italian. Especially Piedmont, Rhone Valley and Bordeaux. I also have a really good friend that quit the busy life and Moved to Healdsburg, CA. He has taken up and learned the wine business through working at vinyards and also studied to be a sommelier. He recently turned me on to the Dry Creek area Pinot's like Pappapietro-Perry and Holdredge. I have traveled through Napa-Sonoma extensively with my wife and him and have visited an obscene amount of vineyards through the years. It is sad that most places now charge you for tasting. That was never the case when I went.