Calaveras County, Sierra Foothills

Sandlands

Amador County Chenin Blanc 2021

Popped and poured; enjoyed over the course of several hours. The 2021 "Amador County" pours a slightly hazy, pale straw color with medium viscosity. On the nose the wine is developing with notes of lemons, chamomile, lanolin, lime blossom, and ferrous minerals. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium++ acid. Confirming the notes on the nose. The finish is long and loaded with minerals. Balanced and ever so fresh. This was a killer accompaniment with our Friendsgiving lunch in the office and worked well with turkey. Drinking now through 2031. Only two 500L puncheons produced. — 18 days ago

Shay, Daniel P. and 5 others liked this

Renwood Winery

Premier Amador County Old Vine Zinfandel 2018

Medium ruby to purple in color; plums, blackberries, and baking spices on the nose; medium plus acidity; medium plus tannins; tastes like blackberry jam, prunes, and graphite a long finish. — a month ago

Dirty & Rowdy

Shake Ridge Ranch Mourvedre

Mourvèdre to the head! — 3 months ago

Severn, Brent and 1 other liked this

Keplinger

Caldera El Dorado Mourvedre Blend 2014

Dried flowers, ripe plum, orange peel nose. Blackberry, blue plum, pepper, ~coffee, meaty and savory. Finish not real long but balanced and fresh. 69% Mourvèdre, 27% Grenache, 4% Counoise. — a month ago

Andrew, Shay and 1 other liked this

Sandlands

Amador County Syrah 2020

Always great. Lively fruit. — 25 days ago

La Clarine Farm

"Cedarville" Mourvèdre 2008

As the recent mailer from LCF noted, all the vintages of “Cedarville” Mourvèdre are drinking beautifully, this being Exhibit A — dark fruit, garrigue, structured and still not at peak, absolutely lovely here at age 15!! — 2 months ago

Hank Beckmeyer
with Hank
Peter, Tom and 2 others liked this

Easton

Amador County Zinfandel

14.5% ABV Anise, fig — a month ago

Favia

Quarzo Amador Syrah 2013

Inky purple, violets, iodine, black fruit. Med + body, med + acidity, long finish 😘 — 3 months ago

Paul, Severn and 2 others liked this

Terra d'Oro

Amador County Zinfandel 2018

Medium ruby color; strawberries, dried herbs, and cherries on the nose; high acidity, high tannins; tastes like raspberry jam, crushed gravel, and white pepper with a long finish. Nellie doesn't like it. I think it's very good and very drinkable. I would definitely buy this again. It gets even better after some aeration. — 3 months ago

Nellie Bauman
with Nellie