Calaveras County, Sierra Foothills

Sandlands

Amador County Chenin Blanc 2020

Opened about an hour before our Thanksgiving dinner; a preamble of sorts. At these early stages, the 2020 Amador County is like a laser beam of lemon citrus. Yes, there are lemon blossoms and minerals too. The acid is racy and there is a bit of a wooly texture too. Exciting now due to its youthful energy but should be fun for several years to come. — 6 days ago

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Forlorn Hope

Dragone Ramato Rorick Vineyard Pinot Gris

Orange wine that looks like a rose. Tannic. Hibiscus tea. — 3 months ago

Arnot-Roberts

El Dorado Gamay Noir 2019

Fresh, vibrant and really fun. Compares well to a top Beaujolais villages — 3 months ago

Vanessa, Douglas and 5 others liked this

Edmunds St. John

Bone-Jolly El Dorado County Gamay Noir 2017

Very interesting nose with strawberry, gooseberry, cherry and leather. This is very different from any gamay I had ever tasted so far. The palate is marked by a very strong acid backbone and a very lively, almost electric mouthfeel. There are some touches of red berries all along, very few tannins but a drying effect kick in in in the rear and a very long red berry finish. Blind I would have said it's a trousseau from Jura. I like it nevertheless and this is probably the most interesting California wine I have tested thus far (but the good stuff rarely makes it across the pond and through to Poland) — 2 months ago

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Renwood Winery

Premier Amador County Old Vine Zinfandel 2013

John B
9.5

Great wine. Would buy again — 2 months ago

Favia

Rompecabezas Amador Syrah Blend 2015

Full flavored — 3 months ago

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Keplinger

El Dorado White Blend 2020

Wonderful. Order it! — 4 months ago

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