North Yuba, Sierra Foothills

Renaissance Vineyard & Winery

Estate Bottled North Yuba Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Banner vintage for them. Black currant, sweet cherry and blackberry fruit still holding strong, iron and leather and wet bark in the background, totally resolved, totally delicious. Needs to be consumed in one go which should not be a problem — 19 days ago

Severn, Tom and 7 others liked this

Frenchtown Farms (Clos Saron)

19 Harts Renaissance Vineyard Syrah - Roussanne Blend

Delicious. Very enjoy. Little chalk. But not a bad one. — 2 years ago


Amador County Mission 2018

Alder Yarrow

A gift from the past becomes magic of the present, in the hands of @ownrooted. This is a pitch-perfect interpretation of Pais / Listan Prieto, the grape brought north from Mexico by Franciscan friars and planted so religiously (had to do it) at the outposts they established that it simply became known as the Mission grape. At its best, and make no mistake, this bottle is among that company, it offers bright strawberry and sour cherry fruit married to dried floral and herbal notes and shot through with electric minerality. Unbelievably refreshing and delicious. These bottle are crazy scarce, I think my annual allocation as a long time mailing list member is merely one (1), but if you can get your hands on one, it will be worth it. — 2 years ago

Brendan, Stephen and 4 others liked this

Renaissance Vineyard & Winery

North Yuba Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Going strong. This was actually the “Reserve” cab whatever that means…still don’t really understand what their nomenclature was. Regardless, it’s a very strong vintage for the wine with the red fruit still intact, leather and umami rounding out the picture — a year ago

Pooneet, Ceccherini and 6 others liked this

Taken From Granite

North Yuba Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Wow. Dusty, sweet, such pure deep red ripe fruit. Cooked cranberries, granite, spice, lots of energy. Palate is thrilling, palate isn’t quite as complex. A pretty sweetness on the finish but this is so fresh and tart at the same sime. Mature but nowhere near fading.

Finally a cult Cali cab I can get behind!
— 2 years ago

Tom, Vanessa and 22 others liked this


Rinaldi Vineyard Zinfandel 2018

15.6% ABV Peppery
Enjoying upon first night in Hermosa, CO north of Durango 10 minutes
— 2 years ago

La Onda

North Yuba Blanco de Tinto 2018

Apple, ripe melon. Great acid. Sunshine trapped in a bottle. — 8 months ago

La Onda

Amor Amarillo Renaissance Vineyard Sémillon Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Not many CA semillons floating around. Legendary vineyard! Preserved lemon, nuts, honeysuckle, honey with a bit of spice, hint of vanilla, good funk, great acidity. I keep wanting more. Amazing with point Reyes pierce point cheese. — a year ago

Renaissance Vineyard & Winery

North Yuba Sangiovese 1995

Classic Renaissance nose of cherries, cassis, leather and herbs. Palate is drying slightly but still incredibly elegant. Time to drink up but this wine has had quite an arc , and in its heyday was truly great. Maybe not quite at the level of @Pooneet K ‘s Monte Bello from tonite but in the conversation IMO! — 2 years ago

Joe, Pooneet and 13 others liked this
Pooneet K

Pooneet K Premium Badge

Sounds beautiful.