Fair Play, Sierra Foothills

Perry Creek

Fair Play Farms Altitude: 2401 Petite Sirah 2015

OK folks that’s like a cheesy label. Dark red. Almost impossible to see through it. Smells like incense, stewed plums and potpourri. Flavors are inky and big. Rich berry bottom. Hint o’ mint. Very dry. This is classic style for CA Petite Sirah. And very nice. — a year ago

Sharon, Ericsson and 1 other liked this

Casto Oaks

Port Zinfandel 2015

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity nose of mint, cherries, blueberries, dried figs, raisins, spices, eucalyptus, cloves, coffee, chocolates, tobacco, peppermint, licorice and black pepper.

Full-bodied with high acidity and great legs.

Sweet on the palate with blueberries, sweet cherries, black currants, spices, licorice, oak, mint, earth, leather, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a nice surprise. A great Vintage Port, made out of Zinfandel grapes from California.

Well-balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Feels like a red Zinfandel, but sweet. Good all by itself, as a dessert.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 30 minutes of airtime, when nice tannins come in to play. I really enjoyed the tannins and the mouthfeel on this port. Very unique.

I paired it with sweet desserts.

Aged for 18 months in neutral American oak barrels.

18% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

— 5 years ago

Kirk, Dawn and 18 others liked this


Diamond Bar Syrah

This is their new release cab. 👍👍👍 — 6 years ago

Jason, Mike and 12 others liked this

Baiocchi Wines

del Papa White Rhone Blend 2017

Very tasty white Rhone blend.

No notes on bottle or website, but it contained Grenache Blanc.
— 2 years ago

Rob and Josh liked this

Wise Villa Winery


2015 Bronze winner @ CA State Fair comp but underrated IMO. Red fruit, spice, earth. Good stuff. — 5 years ago

Jim Olsen

Field Blend 2016

Another above-the-fold headline scoop from "Superman's Pal"! This is a dense, jammy blend with slimy smooth body. The rich dark cherry, red raspberry, and black currant flavors balance nicely. It works well as an after-dinner digestive wine. — 6 years ago

Jonathan liked this

Baiocchi Wines

Entre Nous Grenache Syrah 2009

Blackberries, olives and pepper. Super smooth sailing down my throat — 7 years ago

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Thumbnail Moonlight

Edmunds St. John Bone - Dry Fairplay Riesling 2018

Tastes like Spring! YumPeach skin, limes and meyer lemon — 3 years ago

Chris, Sharon and 27 others liked this

Clos Saron

Home Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010

This bottle brings me right back to the beginning where I fell in love with Gideon’s work. Highly concentrated, intense, sappy texture that sticks to your gums.
Juicy ripe black summer plum, black cherry, blood orange, fresh fennel, pomegranate, purple flowers, tomato leaf, black pepper. Extremely complex and extremely delicious.

Still a strong backbone of acid and fruit persisting through the long finish. Tannins are fully resolved. Completely clean after a couple minutes to air out the bit of Brett and VA (which I expect and embrace with these wines).

I was ready to start popping all my remaining Clos Saron bottles thinking they were starting to decline, but a bottle like this could go forever. There is definite bottle variation at play, and the off bottles can be a bit muddy and dull. But when they hit (which they usually do) there’s really nothing like it.
— 3 years ago

Chris, Ira and 5 others liked this

M2 Vintners

Fair Play Viognier

My favorite viognier. And one of my new favorite wineries! — 6 years ago