nicholas and i recently attended the 2011 wine road barrel tasting in sonoma county. we got to taste wine futures straight out of the barrel that won't be ready to sell for 12-18 months. it was so much fun! we first stopped at bella winery, where we did the tasting in a cave underneath the vineyard. after that we made our way to dutcher crossing, matrix and armida - all lovely places with great views and delicious wine. we're looking forward to making the trip to sonoma county more often.