Sierra Foothills

Le Casque

Calotte Sierra Foothills Red Rhone Blend 2016

Excellent pre grille wine. It’s a gsm that hints of gamay character. If blind I would have guessed French. Nice light weight and balance. I’ll grab another (which requires another winery visit). — 8 days ago

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Scott Harvey Wines

Vineyard 1869 Old Vine Zinfandel 2007

After three wonderful Iron Horse wines, this was a sensational wrap up for Labor Day weekend. We love the way Scott’s Zinfandels age. — 7 days ago

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Amador County Chenin Blanc 2018

Bright young and fresh a lot of lactic butterscotch richer than other vintages — 6 days ago


Gran Reserva Barbera 1978

Jammy aroma, smooth and full bodied. Velvety — 10 days ago

Bedrock Wine Co.

Shake Ridge Ranch Amador County Barbera 2017

Rich, dark purple in the glass. Shy, reticent nose of dark pie cherry, and tobacco. Smooth, (perhaps too smooth) and ripe (perhaps too ripe)… definitely “New world” in style. I think perhaps Barbera needs a bit of roughness, wildness, primitiveness to balance the fruit. Still a nice accompaniment to hot Hawaiian pizza and late-summer heirloom salad. — 7 days ago

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Dawn E.

@Stephen Redenbaugh great notes! Vintage?
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Sorry Dawn… 2017…sometimes Vinous eats the vintage!


Buck Cobb Vineyard Zinfandel

When you’re out of town, find one the few BYOB restaurants, and are happy you send your kids cases of wine!! @Turley Wine Cellars #buckcobb — 22 days ago

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Forlorn Hope

Queen of the Sierra Rorick Heritage Vineyard Riesling Blend

Served at our daughter’s wedding. Crisp peach and apricot tones, opens fully. A winemaker to prioritize! — 13 days ago

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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. — 15 days ago

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Belong Wine Company

El Dorado County Mourvèdre 2019

My first Belong wine and I am impressed. Light on its feet at 12.5% ABV and yet another example of the gems (and QPR) coming out of the Sierra foothills AVA. — 21 days ago

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