Blending, Bocce & More
Comstock may be a new kid on the block, but they certainly aren’t the smallest house in the neighborhood. Bob and Sandy Comstock have been selling grapes for over a decade, but, in August 2015, they opened the doors to their new expansive facility and tasting room, debuting their own wine label in the process.
The building is fit with all the vital accoutrements for modern vineyard hospitality — corn hole, bocce ball court, outdoor pizza oven. But the fun doesn’t stop there. Comstock offers a wealth of experiences for their visitors, from picnic baskets and pairings to blending seminars and sessions with the winemaker, Chris Russi. It’s still too early to tell what this infant winery’s signature wines will be. They’ve earned some traction for their Viognier — so much so that there was none left for me to try. Much of their attention, however, goes to Zinfandel — sensible for a winery in the Dry Creek Valley. –February 2017
- WHAT TO TRY: While the winery makes three separate Zinfandel bottlings, don’t leave without trying the Cabernet. It makes for a fascinating stylistic juxtaposition, between the voluptuous Zins and this more herbaceous Cab.
- INSIDE INFO: Wine country can be a gluttonous experience. To rid yourself of some caloric guilt, consider visiting Comstock on the first Sunday of the month for morning yoga. Get your vinyasa on between the vines, and when you’re done enjoy a tasting flight and breakfast on the patio.