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Best Wines in the Foothills

The Sierra Foothills' most distinguishing feature is its grape diversity. You can enjoy Rhone varieties at a winery, then walk across the street and be transported to Italy, Bordeaux, or the Iberian Peninsula. To highlight this diversity, we name our Panel Selection and Panel Favorites in several categories.

We use our Panel of Wine and Hospitality Experts to rate the wines (mostly by blind tasting).

Italian Varieties (click on category)

Zinfandel/Primitivo

Barbera 

Sangiovese

Aglianico

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Rhone Varieties (click on category)

Grenache

Mourvèdre

Syrah

Viognier

Other Rhone Whites 

Bordeaux Varieties (click on category)

Cabernet Sauvignon 

Cabernet Franc 

Other Categories (click on category)

Chardonnay

Tempranillo

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