Fiddletown, Sierra Foothills

La Clarine Farm

Sierra Foothills Petit Manseng 2013

This is seriously great, oily notes up front, maybe a little R.S. as well, but thick and still very youthful, great depth, long, lingering finish, super fine!! Kudos to Hank for this gem!! — 7 days ago

Hank BeckmeyerJim Powers
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Andrew, Jan and 4 others liked this

Renaissance Vineyard & Winery

Estate Bottled North Yuba Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

Cherry, plum, soil tones, leather. Gotta remember to pop these every so often because I bought so damn much of this wine and, as long-lived as these bottles are, they won’t last forever. Reliably delicious — 4 months ago

Pooneet, Bob and 7 others liked this


Rompecabezas Amador Syrah Blend 2014

Held up great after nearly 10yrs! — 5 months ago

La Clarine Farm

"Sumu Kaw" Syrah 2009

Still semi-youthful, balanced, nice acidity and fruit, no oak mucking it up, complex, in a good place for drinking, very good!! — 5 months ago

Jim Powers
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Ira, Peter and 3 others liked this


Amador County Chenin Blanc 2021

Popped and poured; enjoyed over the course of two days. Significantly better on Day 2 as the wine completely opened up. The 2021 Amador County pours a pale yellow color with medium+ viscosity and no signs of particles or gas. On the nose, the wine is clean; developing with notes of golden apples, quince, lemon verbena, white tree flower, lanolin, and wet stone. On the palate, the wine is dry with super sneaky, high acid. Confirming the notes from the nose. The finish is medium+ with a woolly texture. Lovely stuff. Drink now with patience and a lot of air otherwise better after 2026 and should be great through 2035. — a month ago

Peter, Brian and 8 others liked this


Buck Cobb Vineyard Zinfandel 2021

Paired nicely with a tomahawk. Needs something unctuous and fatty to pair with it. — 3 months ago

Terra d'Oro

Amador County Zinfandel

Smell blackberry and plum, Taste raspberry, blackberry. Fruit forward. Dry mouth at the end.
— 3 months ago

Domaine de la Terre Rouge

Tête-à-Tête Sierra Foothills Red Rhone Blend 2015

Loving this full and luscious Rhone blend from the New World. Hits all the right fruit a d earth notes my palate loves. I would drink this any day. — 2 months ago

La Clarine Farm

"Cedarville" Mourvèdre 2019

Lovely LCF “Cedarville” Mourvèdre, redfruits, some minerality, cool climate feel, medium-long finish, really in a great place now, kudos to Hank!! — 3 months ago

Jim Powers
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Aravind, Andrew and 4 others liked this

Clos Saron

Home Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Clos Saron 2018 Home Vineyard
No decanter or nothing for this one I’m just raw dogging it the way it was meant to be.
The nose is so much cherry very bold with a touch of earthiness. I could live in this glass forever just smelling it and be happy.
The palate is powerful and grips like crazy. It has an acidity to it that’s lasts forever. More cherry with cranberry and it has this nice juiciness to it that makes your mouth water after each sip and the finish seems to go on forever. I think I want to marry this wine.

After the wine had been open for a while it developed a black licorice note on the nose and I just can’t get enough of this one.
— 3 months ago

Jonathan Warren

Jonathan Warren

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Jonathan Warren

Jonathan Warren