Sierra Foothills, California

Sandlands

Amador County Chenin Blanc 2015

Medium green gold in glass. The nose is ripe Amalfi lemon with a hint of lime. A bit more weight on the mouth than expected, but smooth and lively on the swallow... and amazing complexity of tart citrus and cream. These wines always bring a smile to my face and a lift to my spirit. Kudos, Tegan. — 3 days ago

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Prospect 772

The Brawler Calaveras County Syrah Viognier 2016

Kirk F
9.0

Another one from a few weeks ago. Killed it with a seared tri tip! Big wine, loaded with dark berry and spice. Awesome QPR. — a month ago

Shay, Sharon and 8 others liked this

Keplinger

Caldera El Dorado Mourvedre Blend 2013

Ted
9.5

This bottle was open for business. Beautiful to sip and forget about life. — 20 days ago

Jeni
with Jeni
Jeni, David and 13 others liked this
Dom Malerba

Dom Malerba

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irwin family vineyards

Naggiar Vineyards Piedra Roja Block 22 Tempranillo 2014

The terroir of the Old vines in Sierra Foothills give this California grown Tempranillo a beautiful new world character. The fruit is forward but balanced and just a lovely easy wine to drink. Acid structure solid for cellaring but it’s hard to tell how long without tannic testing — 9 days ago

Ironstone Vineyards

Reserve Sierra Foothills Meritage Blend 2005

Cracked my last bottle of 2005. It aged well. — 3 days ago

Skinner

Smithereens El Dorado Red Blend 2016

Basically a Cote du Rhône from the Sierra foothills. This surprised me. Very very well-made and tasty wine. Not overripe, red fruit gets a bit candied with air, has some elegance. +1 point for great QPR (by California standards anyway) — 13 days ago

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Taken From Granite

North Yuba Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Second vintage of this wine I’ve tried and think the ‘99 is showing even better than the ‘97. This still has more fruit stuffing and the tertiary flavors have the volume turned up. A fun 🦄 — 10 days ago

Jolie-Laide Wines

Barsotti Vineyard Gamay Noir

Juicy dark fruit and just enough earth to round it ... out perfect for a casual after work meal of takeout 😋😋 — 10 days ago

Paul, Peter and 7 others liked this

Stevenot

Gran Reserve Petite Sirah

100% Petite Sirah from Murphys in the Sierra foothills. A little high in alcohol at 15.2% but definitely the best PS I’ve had from that area. Compares well to Concannon and Livermore area PS which are my favorites. — 10 days ago

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