Calaveras County, Sierra Foothills

Klassen

Chardonnay 2016

2016 vintage - pear and apple. Great balance between acidity and oak. — 2 days ago

Dirty & Rowdy

Shake Ridge Ranch Mourvedre 2015

I always enjoy D&R wines for their tasty, quaffable nature. Great weekday easy drinkers. Where I’m let down is in their homogeneity. Each bottle seems like same wine repeated with little varietal character. Maybe it’s the concrete ferments and/or carbonic maceration. — 17 days ago

Shay, Mark and 5 others liked this

Ferdinand Wines

Shake Ridge Vineyards Tempranillo Rosé 2018

Very good rosé, especially from a can! Great for picnics — 12 days ago

Severn, Sharon and 4 others liked this

Bella Grace Vineyards

Amador County Barbera 2016

This wine comes on with a bit too much oak for me. Bright cherries and spice on the nose are obscured by the wood effect, but it’s not so pronounced on the palate. There’s great fruit here when it shines through. Firm tannins beg for meat. Sausages? Bolognese sauce? — 23 days ago

P, David and 4 others liked this

Arnot-Roberts

El Dorado Gamay Noir 2015

Riper than what you’d expect from one of my favorite producers in the US. A pretty, lucid, rusted pale ruby. Robust, spicy, oaky. Fleshy red berries and perfumed flowers. Gamay, done new world. — 16 hours ago

Arden, manyardo and 14 others liked this
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Donkey and Goat

El Dorado Grenache Noir

One of the best California Grenache I have ever had! This had strawberry, pepper and a freshness, which made you not want to put the glass down! — a day ago

Prospect 772

The Truant Calaveras County Grenache Blend 2015

Of the non-syrah wines, I personally prefer the truant (gsm) slightly over the brat (gs). While the syrahs usually get the most attention in our household, these are still excellent. The 2016 truant got the same score (93) as the 2016 brawler in wine spectator recently. — a month ago

Neil, Ellen and 13 others liked this

Madroña

El Dorado Zinfandel/Barbera 2015

My Aunt Alice and Uncle Ken gifted this tasteful bottle from Madrona to us for a wedding present in August 2016. We opened and enjoyed it last Evening. Wow❤️🍷it was delightful! — 6 days ago