The Golden Gate Bridge
Candlestick Park, Skyline and a very funny car
we saw in the city....
After our hour and a half trip north to Sonoma, we were ready to taste some wine. Danny and I decided we would try to get two of our favorite wineries in that day, especially since we were running short on time. It also, just-so-happened, that the two wineries actually shared a driveway, so that made it very convenient. We started at J Vineyards and Winery, they produce one of my favorite sparkling wines. Yummy!! After our visit to J and a membership to their wine club, we headed to one of Danny's favorite wineries Rodney Strong Vineyards. Danny loves their Cabernet but actually ended up buying their Meritage. This was exactly what Danny and I needed after a long day of travelling.
J Vineyards and Winery
Rodney Strong Winery
Luckily we only had tastes of the wine because we had an hour drive back to our hotel. We decided to take a detour and head straight through Sonoma to scope out our stops for the next day. We also decided to try a restaurant that one of Danny's salesmen recommended. We stopped at Cafe Citti for a casual dinner. BEST. GNOCCHI. I'VE. EVER. HAD. Seriously, this was one of the best meals I have ever tasted. Everything was FRESH....the pasta, the gnocchi, the sauce, the heirloom tomatoes, and buffalo mozzarella.....oh, and the balsamic vinegar tasted like pure heaven. It must have been aged for a really long time. YUM- O!!! Danny had the lasagna and we could say the same thing about his meal....it was fantastic. With our very full bellies, we headed to the hotel and I, being that it was 12:30 am eastern time, passed out!!! I had to get my rest for the next very full day of wine tasting!!!