2016 CHEVAL D'ACIER
2018 CHEVAL D'ACIER, SONOMA $38
Our "steel horse" is a delicious Bordeaux-style blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon. With rich berry fruit and a whiff of tobacco it's the perfect complement to a barbecued tri-tip.
2016 SYRAH – SENTINEL OAK – SIERRA FOOTHILLS/AMADOR $29
When we first saw Sentinal Oak's Syrah, we were blown away. Unlike most plantings, this Syrah is on its own roots rather than a root stock. This makes for grapes with incredible complexity and deep black/blueberry flavors.
2017 BARBERA, COOPER RANCH – SIERRA FOOTHILLS/AMADOR $32
What can we say? Dick Cooper –"The Godfather"– grows some of the best Barbera. Anywhere. The '17 is no exception. Gold Medal, 2020 San Francisco Chronicle. Pair with savory smoked cheeses, earthy vegetables, or cured meats.