I like this blend of Syrah and Grenache despite its rustic nature. It’s tannic, dry and acidic, as far as you can get from today’s decadently soft red wines, but it’s hard to imagine anything better to set against grated cheese and olive oil. Bruschetta with an olive tapenade will be a sensation.
Always an interesting wine from this winery, this is a concentrated, intense wine, darkly hued, with big flavors. Smells like cured tobacco and blackberries, with a smoky, meaty note. Drinks bone dry, with dark berry flavors and thick, dusty tannins. A bit soft, but fascinating.
A wondeful Fumé-type wine, especially at this price, that reminds me of Sancerre. Bone dry and crisp, it has a minerally taste of the earth underlying the grapefruit, lime and gardenia flavors, and an exceptionally long, spicy finish.
Amador Foothill Winery makes a tasty version of this every year.The 2011 is a standout for its pure watermelon flavor, and its fragrant and flowery composure. Balanced and dry, it has the right amount of spice tones on the finish.
Amador Foothill Winery’s most consistently delicious wine. Made from Sangiovese, it smells sweetly floral and minty and is very inviting, structured with a sly touch of spice on the finish. Very good on its own, it’ll also pair very well with shellfish or cheese, and is the perfect companion to a picnic.
The Amador Zin specialist is offering its first ever Grenache here, a tremendous debut, super light in color and texture, lightly rendered to show off its layers of delicate violet and raspberry amid a meatier backbone of lurking anise and herbs. With 9% Mourvedre and 5% Syrah, this is a light red worth seeking out.