Wanted to follow up here with a brief trip report.
Trip was completed successfully. We had 2.5 days of tasting in Sonoma. Stopped at the following:
Rodney Strong - on the way in. Had a really nice bottle of Sauv Blanc labeled under the Davis Bynum label. Ate lunch outside on their picnic tables. Friendly people, nice experience and a really nice SB
Ridge Lytton springs- nice tasting outside overlooking the vineyard. A couple of chards, a couple of zins, and the estate Cab (2019). Very civilized and quite beautiful
Jordan- the most commercial tour we did but also a lot of fun. I really like what they're doing with their Chards (very lightly oaked and they spend time in concrete eggs to impart minerality). Also tasted the 16 & 18 cabs. Both very good.
Unti- worth skipping
Zialena- small purveyor of mostly Cab. Had a rose of sangiovese there that was interesting in a good way. The cabs were high quality. Great place to sit and drink!
Hawkes wines- chard was oaky, not bad. 2018 Cab is very nice. Rose unexciting.
Martinelli- I was really looking forward to this but actually didn't really enjoy the wines! Two oaky chards (one was more coastal and IMO more interesting). One pinot that was meh, 2 zins that were nice but didn't blow me away. The best wine was the giuseppe and luisa 2019 zin, but I wasn't compelled to buy it. No jackass hill available to purchase.
We were arrived Monday afternoon and stayed until Thursday morning. The vineyards were all quiet, that was very pleasant.
Dined at a few good restaurants- Valette in Healdsburg (Very good, not great), The Matheson (great) and Chalkboard (solid).
We started with 3 days in Olema near Point Reyes. That place is amazing. Google "tomales point trail" and look at the pictures to get a sense of it.
A fun time was had by all!