Cherries, blackberries, spicy figs, dark chocolate and licorice are just a few of the flavors you’ll find in this intricately layered wine. It’s fully dry, with powerful but softly sweet tannins. Cabernet Franc is a real success story of the Sierra Foothills, as this polished wine demonstrates.
Shows all the hallmarks of a fine young Petite Sirah. Dry and full-bodied, it’s a tannic, acidic wine in its youth, packed with muscular black currant, coffee, caramel and spicy chocolate flavors. Fans of the variety will love its typicity, and if you’re into aging your wines, this should develop for at least 10 years.
Naggiar has done a nice job here with its estate-grown Malbec, its aromatics plush with plum and black fruit, a touch of baking spice and vanilla capped off by a streak of anise and chocolate at the end.
Perfumed, floral and intriguing, this is still tight with mountain tannins. In a few years, its thick black-cherry and pepper tones will emerge, becoming rounded out with notes of violet and oaky leather.
This Sierra Foothills grower has made an earthy, dusty, heavy and dark blend of 62% Zinfandel, 31% Sangiovese and 7% Syrah. Though it could stand a bit more time in the bottle to tame its prancing tannins, the wine is otherwise delightfully full of blackberry and cranberry flavors and aromas, the grapes all estate grown.