Sierra Foothills

Edmunds St. John

Bone-Jolly El Dorado County Gamay Noir 2017

Very interesting nose with strawberry, gooseberry, cherry and leather. This is very different from any gamay I had ever tasted so far. The palate is marked by a very strong acid backbone and a very lively, almost electric mouthfeel. There are some touches of red berries all along, very few tannins but a drying effect kick in in in the rear and a very long red berry finish. Blind I would have said it's a trousseau from Jura. I like it nevertheless and this is probably the most interesting California wine I have tested thus far (but the good stuff rarely makes it across the pond and through to Poland) — 6 days ago

Peter, Peter and 15 others liked this

Arnot-Roberts

El Dorado Gamay Noir 2019

Fresh, vibrant and really fun. Compares well to a top Beaujolais villages — a month ago

Vanessa, Douglas and 5 others liked this

Donkey & Goat

Stone Crusher Skin Ferment El Dorado Roussanne 2020

Lemon, ginger candy, orange peel, dried apricot, kumquat, dry marmalade. medium (-) acidity medium body

the OG since 2009. 14 day skin fermentation in wood
— 3 months ago

Renaissance Vineyard & Winery

Estate Bottled North Yuba Cabernet Sauvignon 1985

Birthday wine take 2…Renaissance always delivers. Even this bottling from the pre-Beinstock era has some life left. A charming old school CA cab — 20 days ago

Ira, Jason and 5 others liked this
Steven Perlman

Steven Perlman

One more bottle of the ‘85 in my cellar for a future birthday!

Forlorn Hope

Dragone Ramato Rorick Vineyard Pinot Gris

Orange wine that looks like a rose. Tannic. Hibiscus tea. — a month ago

Roar

Sierra Mar Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Drinking beautifully !!! — 3 months ago

Laura, Shay and 4 others liked this

Sandlands

Amador County Chenin Blanc 2018

These are consistently delicious. — a month ago

Ira, Tom and 9 others liked this

Favia

Rompecabezas Amador Syrah Blend 2015

Full flavored — a month ago

Steve liked this

Bodegas Sierra Cantabria

Crianza Rioja Tempranillo 2018

Tom DW
8.9

Bold and flavorful. Prune and red berries come first with a mild earthy following. Excellent for sipping and enjoying with a bold cheese. — 2 months ago

La Clarine Farm

"Sumu Kaw" Syrah 2019

$30 @ domestique. Straight up smooth. — 4 months ago