Placer County, Sierra Foothills

Two Shepherds

El Dorado Mourvedre 2014

I think this is William Allen’s first Mourvèdre from outside the RRV. Pomegranate, red plums, and brine aromas and flavors. Throw in some lavender and dried herbs, too. Acidity balances beside lean tannin and a medium body. — 6 days ago

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St. Amant Winery

The Road Less Traveled Tempranillo 2017

Very dark. Holy high alcohol Jim! 14.9%. Smells a bit like port, grandma’s fruit cake, & blackberry/black cherry jam. Also like Christmas. I heard that from somebody. This wine is all Christmas. Flavor is similar to nose. Toasty, toffee, smokey, slightly raisiny. It has a nice dry, earthy finish though. The ink and graphite hint late. It’s a unique, big Tempranillo, but it’s tasty and delicious. Best on a cold night as the last one... — 5 days ago

Sandlands

Amador County Chenin Blanc 2016

Delicious wet rock, flinty goodness. Great color. — 6 days ago

Arnot-Roberts

El Dorado Gamay Noir 2018

Very tasty. Classic banana nose. I am not a Gamay guy. But this is fresh and fun to drink. Hint of cherries banana peels touch dark berries. Quite tannic. Probably plenty of cluster. — 6 days ago

Hugh, Severn and 10 others liked this

Scott Harvey Wines

Winemakers Reserve Amador County Zinfandel 2014

Brambly jamminess at the front slid into some wordiness and then white pepper spice and some tannins. — 4 days ago

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P, David and 2 others liked this

Forlorn Hope

O.D.B Rorick Vineyard Trousseau

Offensively dry in the best way. Bought this at the wine press in Brookline — 7 days ago

Jolie-Laide Wines

Barsotti Vineyard Gamay Noir 2018

Just pure joy. Tart cranberry, juice cherry and a dash of minerality. Perfumes perfection and lasting finish. Sad this is my last bottle. — 17 days ago

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Rajat Parr

Amador County País 2018

2018 is amazing @Rajat Parr ! Translucent cherry skin color. Aromas of raspberry, watermelon and sage. Watermelon jolly rancher on the palate, beautiful dry finish. — 8 days ago

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Edmunds St. John

Bone-Jolly Gamay Noir Rosé 2017

Always one of the best. This completely makes the case for aging some rose. So beautiful with bright flowers, strawberries, and acidity. — 8 days ago

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Keplinger

Sumō Petite Sirah Blend 2015

Rich cherry, cassis, almond. Spice and tobacco. Nice. — 8 days ago

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