Ep 160 - Sierra Foothills

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This week we are talking about the Sierra Foothills The Sierra Foothills is an American Viticultural Area (AVA) in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. The total area of the appellation is 2.6 million acres within eight counties, making it one of the largest AVAs in the state of California.

Cruse Wine Co. Rorick Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

  • This wine has aromas of melon, pineapple, nectarine, white flowers, beeswax and a hint of toasted nuts
  • It’s dry with medium plus acidity, medium body and flavors of lemon, white flowers and stone fruit
  • It a well crafted and balance Chardonnay, it’s crisp, fruity with a really lovely texture
  • Priced around $3

Forlorn Hope Heinzelmann Picpoul 2015

  • This wine gave us aromas of green apple, pear, yeast and a hint of white flowers
  • It’s dry with high acidity and flavors of lemon rind and pith, white flowers and yeast
  • Very tart, too acidic on it’s own - most people probably need to pair this with food
  • But we thought it was delicious, crisp, fruity with a hint of those yeasty flavors - a great sparkler
  • fifty cases produced
  • Priced around $45

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