On our recent road trip, R & I stumbled into Caparone winery. The Sangiovese (which R previously thought a dud of a varietal) and Nebbiolo were DELICIOUS. It was really nice to taste something a little less California-y. The winemaker himself poured our wine, and we sang the wine's praises all day.
(The $14/bottle thing they have going doesn't hurt)
While tasting at another winery, we raved about Caparone and were greeted with a grimace. Apparently their wine is a little too 'earthy' for some people, so it may not be for everyone. . . .