Sierra Foothills, California

Sabon Estate

Rocky Top Amador County Zinfandel 2018

Ah Sobon Zin. The good stuff. This has some lovely cherry and berry aromas. With a bit of cut wood and nice smelling pipes. Flavor a a hint hot with a brandy/port streak, but that doesn’t detract from things because the fruit and zip is also there. Plenty to chew on and savor. This is jammy, classic foothills stuff. Full flavored and robust. Quite tasty too. — 4 days ago

Rhonely, Douglas and 1 other liked this

Forlorn Hope

Queen of the Sierra Rosé Blend 2020

Zin, grenache, tempranillo. From schist and limestone soils in the Sierra foothills — 21 days ago

Randy, Skip and 11 others liked this

Jolie-Laide Wines

Witters Vineyard Gamay Rosé 2020

2020. Another hit from Jolie Laide - exactly what I want to drink at a summer BBQ — 8 days ago

Sarah Noh
with Sarah
Alex, Daniel P. and 4 others liked this

Edmunds St. John

Bone-Jolly El Dorado County Gamay Noir

Light ruby color. Served this slightly chilled. Currants and figs on the nose. I’d say medium acidity. Tart raspberry, tart cherry on the palate. More currants on the palate as it warms up.. I’m not sure if this is supposed to be a rosé or not. But it’s yummy for early evening drinking on the deck. Thumbs up.  — 7 days ago

Mike liked this


Caldera El Dorado Mourvedre Blend 2010

1/2 hour decant (little cloudy sediment). A formidable dark tawny red color with decent bricking. On the nose: subtle nose of stewed meat, iron, cherry, smoke, and herbs. Taste: A creamy, smooth medium plus body wine with mouth coating raspberry, minerals, tar, leather, little chocolate, and a smokey tobacco medium plus finish. Drink em now or over the next few years. Cheers! — 13 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
Brenda, Ira and 17 others liked this

Renaissance Vineyard & Winery

Vin de Terroir Granite Crown Syrah Blend 2000

Notes consistent with previous. Showing lots of sweet black fruit, cassis, cedar, mushroom and dried herbs. Drying out ever so slightly on the finish — 13 days ago

Severn, Neil and 8 others liked this

Bell Wine Cellars

Sierra Foothills Syrah 2017

Structured dark fruit. Love it. 2017 vintage — 9 hours ago

Renaissance Vineyard & Winery

Estate Bottled North Yuba Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

This bottle was off dry. But in a really nice way.

Not sure what happened. The other renaissance wines we've had were definitely dry, a lot of variance bottle to bottle though.

Pretty ruby with brown showing thru the edges. Red spiced fruit and that mild sweetness. Barely noticeable tannins.
— 13 days ago

Shay, David and 2 others liked this

Caleb Leisure Wines

Mother Knows Marsanne Roussanne

2019 huge tannin, definitely georgian inspired but w marsanne of all things! Big tannins with a warm, sunny depth. Grippy savory sour notes but free of any neggie hairspray smells/flavors of some younger Georgian heavy skin contact cuvees. Really cool and well executed quervi wine in CA! Love it! Had “Mother Knows” once before maybe 2018, and recall it as a more oxidized jura/sherry adjacent take on marsanne... Regardless the style I appreciate the lithe, clean, dryness Caleb achieves on some big, wild, engaging flavors. — a month ago

Lindsay albert
with Lindsay
Chris, Ian and 1 other liked this

Tank Garage Winery

Dopamine Sierra Foothills Tempranillo Blend 2019

Sierra Foothills: 61% Tempranillo, 26% Graciano, 13% Syrah. Well, this is the Tempranillo sequel to SRR. Wow, another good one by Tank. — 15 days ago

Mary Hickerson
with Mary