Sierra Foothills, California

Renaissance Vineyard & Winery

Estate Bottled Syrah 2006

Black Cherry, Blackberry , dark bottle notes pair well with mellow char/plank notes. Some sediment noticeable (filter or live on the edge). Hour decant.

Enjoy with fresh black cherry chutney (natural & acidic, not sweetened sweet) pair with stewed beef, grilled ribs, planked salmon (lil’crispy and savory edges), plenty of acidity to cut through, will not stand up to overtly heavy flavors (KC Masterpiece not-so-much), err in classy aged, fruit accented direction. Personally paired with Hickory planked Salmon (could of used a pinch of fruit & acidity)... simple steak or Portobello also work.

Earmark for Black Cherry & Blackberry season.
— 7 days ago

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Bedrock Wine Co.

Esola Vineyard Zinfandel 2018

Beautiful, lighter weight for a zin, red fruited, orange rind, spice 😋 — 6 days ago

Paul, Jay and 13 others liked this

Clos Saron

Kind of Blue Sierra Foothills Syrah 2016

There is so much silly wine around today. Silly people acting like they make good wine, silly talking points, silly everything. Silliness is worse then anything; worse then VA, mouse, corked wine, literally every fault. Let’s just say in 2021, let’s just not make silly stuff. Or even begin to cover it up by saying silly things when you speak. When you make a wine or whatever you make silliness does not exist. Because what you make if it’s silly is bullshit. And it’s time someone called you out. Call me out if indeed I made something silly; but for god sakes, let’s start being real again. Id like to dedicate this rant to early 90s hip hop. Shit was real then. They’d call you out instantly. #kindofbluewhenitcomestoratings — a month ago

Severn, Ira and 4 others liked this

Cruse Wine Co.

Rorick Vineyard Muscat 2018

Such a standout of 2020, I broke my rule and bought it twice. Aromatically gifted Muscat of orange zest and wild flowers and passion fruit creme brule. Beautifully textured fatty profile with a sturdy spine.

Same score as first go round.
— 18 days ago

Dawn, Severn and 20 others liked this


Lithic Shake Ridge Vineyard Grenache Blend 2011

Luv Keplinger Rhône Valley Blends! These grapes are from Amador County. Nice to compare it to her Napa blend. Color - med reddish-brown. Plum and raspberry-cherry fruit bounce off the nose with a floral smoke and tobacco scent; some mineral, wet tea and orange peel lingers. Taste is a definite sweet raspberry with some tar, cedar, crushed rock and vanilla-caramel taste on the mid-pallet. Tannins are well integrated and should drink now. — 14 days ago

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Dirty & Rowdy

Shake Ridge Ranch Mourvedre

yes, this is a photo of a computer image. tasted as part of a Mourvèdre wine group tasting via zoom, wines portioned into woozies. 2018v. super aromatic, raspberry/cranberry juice, fresh leather, violet. palate texture is silky, light but complex and flavorful, acid medium +, long tannins- just a bit of grip. fantastic — 4 days ago

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Renaissance Vineyard & Winery

Claret Prestige North Yuba Proprietary Red Blend 2002

41% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Syrah, 7% Petit Verdot, 1% Sauvignon Blanc.

Sheet of sediment in bottle, stood upright 24 hours, before decant. Filtered into decanter. Nicely aged. Strong bottle notes in decant. I recommend 3 hr. Decant. 4 hours onward, fruit notes waned.

In the tasting notes, Marijuana resin is noted. Yes, there is a taste of hash or cannabis resin in the dark notes of the wine. Pleasant, well integrated, savory, in the know.

Delicious, mature beauty. Dark bottle notes, with still bright cherry note. Cherry notes notable for estate, beautiful energy in wines.

Enjoy now.

Thank you for being present.
— 14 days ago

Adam, Daniel and 4 others liked this

Ironstone Vineyards

Reserve Sierra Foothills Cabernet Franc 2018


Interesting! Strong mesquite and leather, yet still smooth and juicy. Firm but mellowing tannins. — 5 days ago

David Girard

Estate Vineyard El Dorado Mourvedre 2011

David Girard Vineyards Estate Vineyard El Dorado Mourvèdre 2011: Full-bodied. Slight brown/rust in color. Layers of red & dark fruits. Leather. A nice smooth finish with some lingering spice. In my opinion, this was a very Nebbiolo like wine! All in all, a perfect ending to our mountain cabin life! Cheers🍷 — 4 days ago

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Domaine de la Terre Rouge

Ascent Syrah 2012

Bold wine. Dark ruby color. Intense nose and palate of dark fruit. Very smooth. Great Syrah — 15 days ago