More than 250 wineries have sprung up in the 10 counties that can be considered part of the Foothills of the Sierra Nevada. The wines being produced are incredible: intense, unique, sometimes even experimental in terms of blends and varietals. Learn more about this great and growing California wine region!
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Popular Northstar Village Wine Bar serves Sierra Foothill Wines
Alice Baldwin pours Easton wine
you are not going to Northstar, I suggest you make the trip to enjoy Petra
anyway.This is a wine tasting room,
restaurant, and retail wine shop all in one,opened under the tutelage of Kali Kopley, proprietor of 3 other good wine
shops: “Uncorked” Tahoe City, Squaw and Truckee.She knows what she is doing in her wine
selection and pricing.
The “Taste Three” program is a wonderful way to
experience the diversity of Petra’s wine offerings.For $12 you enjoy 2 ounces of 3
the red wine group, the choice was hard to make.When
in doubt, I will always choose a Sierra Foothills wine.The 2010 Zinfandel from Easton, Amador
County, a Beaujolais-style wine, is a winner.It has bright cherry and blackberry fruit aromas, and a beautiful balance
with a great juicy mouthfeel.This Zin
has a nice creamy texture from ten months in French oak barrels, and a
toastiness and spiciness that is complex and scrumptious.14.5 percent alcohol.$9/glass, $18/bottle.Learn
more about Easton wines at the website www.terrerougewines.com .
For foods to pair, Petra’s many shareable plates
are great.Try the crispy broccolini,
the risotto cakes, and any of the pressed sandwiches.The charcuterie and cheese choices are
fabulous too.If you like sweets, go for
the dark chocolate pecan caramel tort:heavenly.