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Sierra Foothills Wine California

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Originally a source of oenological sustenance for gold-seeking miners of the mid-1800s, the Sierra Foothills was the first region in California to produce wines from European grape varieties. Located between Sacramento and the Nevada border, this area’s immigrant settlers chose to forgo growing the then-ubiquitous Mission grape and instead brought with them superior vines from the Old World to plant alongside mining camps.

Zinfandel has been the most important variety of this region since its inception, taking on a spicy character with brambly fruit and firm structure. Amador and El Dorado counties, benefiting from the presence of volcanic and granite soils, are home to the best examples. Bold, robust Rhône Blends and Barbera are also important regional specialties.

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  • Ironstone Reserve Cabernet Franc 2016 Front Label
    Ironstone Reserve Cabernet Franc 2016
    Cabernet Franc from Sierra Foothills, California
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    Andis Cabernet Franc 2016
    Cabernet Franc from Sierra Foothills, California
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  • Vinum Cellars The Scrapper Cabernet Franc 2016  Front Label
    Vinum Cellars The Scrapper Cabernet Franc 2016
    Cabernet Franc from El Dorado, Sierra Foothills, California
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