Lot 737 | 2018 Sierra Foothills
A rich, vibrant Bordelaise blend with a terrific sense of place.
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- Sierra Foothills
- Cabernet Franc 51%, Petit Verdot 49%
- Alcohol by Volume
- Cases Produced
- Now through 2027
- Release Email
The Sierra Foothills is one of our favorite regions to find new treasures. Entirely appropriate, given its location at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains – the heart of the California gold rush. Here amidst rolling oak-studded hillsides and long forgotten 49er ghost towns, about 100 boutique wineries continue a tradition of viticulture that dates back to the 1840s. Almost all of them are too small for nationwide distribution, but lucky for you, our reach is deep!
We love this AVA because of its reasonable land costs, great sun/wind exposure, and prime drainage – all the check marks for “California hidden gem.” Lot 737 comes to us from a beautiful winery located a short trek from historic Route 49. A Bordelaise blend of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, the wine is produced from estate vineyards at 1300 ft elevation under the hands of a winemaker whose resume is littered with 90+ scores and gold medals from his work in Napa, Sonoma, and the Sierra Foothills alike. Yours today for about half the original price!
Dark Jammy Fruit, Peaky-Tart Finish
Blueberry, blackberry, and oak on the nose and taste, with moderate tannins and a slight tartness. Finish is blackberry and oak with a distracting, tart cherry finish. May be an OK food wine.
I was underwhelmed. On entry it presented a single dark fruit rather than a richer melange, and in the finish there was a strong acidic note, overly harsh in my opinion. I only have one bottle so I can't test to see if it was flawed, but I won't buy Lot 737 again.
This is a buy
CH does a great meritage. this one is no different. Not too bold, not too light, just right.
We both were surprised, great taste and not to sweet, great value.
Consistent with the CH Meritages - an excellent blend - savored the flavored depth. And a great value.
Great Wine for the price. 695 just set such a high bar to follow.
Very Good, but Not Great
This is a very good blend, great for everyday drinking. Not as well structured and rich as the Calistoga meritage, but a very good value. I will certainly be adding a few bottles to my next case order.
Great wine for the price
A little lighter than expected but very drinkable. Great value
A lovely wine to savor