Rucksack Cellars 2013 Sierra Foothills The Cache Bordeaux Blend

The California Wine Club

Tasting Notes: On the nose, intense cherry with floral notes and blackberry essence, with Merlot and Malbec providing earthiness with hints of cedar. Cherry and tart plum on the entry, with subtle spice and herbal characters that showcase the Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The Petit Verdot brings youthful tannins on the finish. Bronze Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Final Blend: 39% Merlot, 38% Malbec, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot Case Production: Only 761 cases produced Pair With: Steaks seasoned with a dry rub Hold Time: Enjoy now or hold 5+ years Alcohol by Volume: 14.5% Cheers to another unique wine club find!

Price: $16.99

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Rucksack Cellars 2014 Sierra Foothills Barbera

The California Wine Club

Tasting Notes: Wild raspberry and black cherry intertwine with cranberry and blueberry characters. There is earthiness and a dash tarry notes, but a floral aspect hints to the complexity. Cherry pie fruit and mountain-grown blackberry richness on the entry. The smooth texture is evenly balanced, finishing softly with a dark berry essence. Bronze Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Final Blend: 100% Barbera Case Production: Only 784 cases produced Pair With: Pasta carbonara, tortilla española, risotto, dishes with a starchy base, or the winery’s suggested recipe for Chicken and Chickpea Tagine Hold Time: Enjoy now or hold 5+ years Alcohol by Volume: 14.5% Cheers to another unique wine club find!

Price: $17.99

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Rucksack Cellars 2017 Sierra Foothills Chenin Blanc

The California Wine Club

Tasting Notes: Honeysuckle, melon, Bartlett pear and hints of lemon and lime with a subtle farm-cream character on the nose. Lively and rich with mountain-grown apple and mid-palate honey marrying throughout. Creamy body and a refreshing finish. Backroom “Gold Medal”/Best White, El Dorado County Fair Final Blend: 95% Chenin Blanc, 3% Chardonnay, 2% Riesling Case Production: Only 213 cases produced Pair With: Shellfish, chicken, peaches, pears, and nearly anything else Hold Time: Enjoy now or hold 5 years Alcohol by Volume: 11.2% Cheers to another unique wine club find!

Price: $14.99

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Terre Rouge 2011 Sierra Foothills Syrah

The California Wine Club

Tasting Notes: Ascent® is Terre Rouge’s elegant signature wine marked by deeply concentrated aromas of spicy fruit. On the palate, enjoy meaty Syrah flavors and notes of smoky wood, exotic spices and minerals. The texture is plush and silky. Fine tannins and great structure promise an ageworthy wine. 94 points, Purely Domestic Wine Report 92 points, Cellar Selection, Wine Enthusiast 92 points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar 90 points, Wine & Spirits 90 points, Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine Final Blend: 100% Syrah Case Production: Only 200 cases produced Pair With: Grilled leg of lamb with green olive tapenade, eggplant and goat cheese tart Hold Time: Enjoy now or hold 3 years

Price: $90.00

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