Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards is located about 30 minutes north of Napa near the beautiful town of St. Helena. If traveling by car, I suggest using a GPS device as finding this hidden jewel can be tricky. When I visited the winery the first time in March 2009, my boyfriend and I were greeted warmly by CEO and President Todd Anderson and his Director of Hospitality and Direct Sales, and graciously welcomed into the very home-like tasting area, where we enjoyed a tasting of reds, whites, and late harvest wines. The winery is most known for its Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux-style red blends, but I also love the Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
I returned there in September 2010. I had a one-on-one tasting in the caves with the Director of Hospitality and Direct Sales, and it was fantastic. I tasted a wide variety of varietals, both whites and reds, and they were all stellar as usual. I also had the opportunity to try the Ghost Horse Shadow Cabernet Sauvignon and I loved it.
My third visit was in March 2011. This time my boyfriend and I had a private tasting in the caves with Todd. Although the winery does have a new tasting room now, I still love sitting around a table, chatting with Todd, and tasting in the caves. Again, we tasted a wide variety of varietals, both whites and reds, and the wines continue to be consistently amazing.
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