Bob Broman, Snob Hill Winery's Master Winemaker, brings his 25 years of award-winning winemaking talent to Snob Hill Winery’s Le Snoot wines. Bob is the former winemaker at Napa legends Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars and St. Supery Winery. Snob Hill Winery is located in beautiful Sebastopol, California, in Sonoma County.
The Le Snoot suite includes a "Classy Cab," a "Cheeky Chardonnay," and a "Merry-Making Merlot," all making their wine shop début swathed in labels depicting the black-tie Snoots and party-piggy citizens of Snob Hill Winery. "Rather than keeping our premium-performing wines wrapped in that traditional, premium wine mystic," says, Diane Svehlak, President of Snob Hill Winery’s parent company, Access Beverage, "Snob Hill's irresistible originality features the most eye-catching, put me in your shopping cart packaging, supported by the strongest consumer branding in the industry." How about a wallow with a bottle of Le Snoot! View all Snob Hill Winery Wines
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Beyond Napa and Sonoma in the north you find a couple of other counties producing great wine. Among these are Mendocino and Lake County. The northernmost California winegrowing regions, these two counties are right above Napa and Sonoma, geographically. Yet, wine-wise they are very different – both from their southern neighbors and from each other.
Notable FactsMendocino has a high amount of organic vintners and vines. The first winery to settle here was Fetzer, which practices organic viticulture and holds some of the most vineyard land in the area. Mendocino has many pockets of micro-climates while Lake County, being smaller in size, is less diverse climactically. As for the grapes, Chardonnay is the most popular in both counties, but there are also some excellent Sauvignon Blancs, particularly in the Lake County. In red wine, Zinfandel leads the way, followed by Rhone Blends and Petite Sirah. The reds in both counties are complex and sumptuous. Anderson Valley is a sub-AVA of Mendicino and is quite well known for its excellent cool climate, producing the delicious Roederer Estate sparkling wines and some wonderful cool-climate Syrah.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.