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!
Needs a remix!
I'm underwhelmed, not up to the usual CH standards!
Didn't wow me
This wine is not a bad wine, just didn't wow me. Lacked alittle something I can't quite put my finder on.
Not a fave, maybe with time
Not a favorite. But, I think this wine might be better after a couple of years of laying.
Enjoyed this wine
I felt this wine was better than some of the reviews it is getting. My wife is tough to please, and she very much enjoyed this wine as well! I would definitely get it again and was a very good Meritage
A swing and a miss
Possible this sense of place is just not for us - we found this wine to be unduly harsh. The only CH wine that has ever disappointed us,
Meritage blends are our favorite and while we really enjoyed this wine, it may have benefited from sitting a bit longer. Also it is worth letting it breath for some time.
Take a Chance
If you're open to getting beyond heavy CA cabs, this Bordelaise blend delivers. Don't agonize over how to pair it - drink it with about anything and enjoy your new risk-taker self. Cab Franc fans will rank this high for an everyday wine.
I was disappointed with this Meritage since it didn't have the qualities of others I enjoyed. I wouldn't buy it again and hope in years to come, it gets better since there's more in the cellar.
This is a very berry forward wine. Good bit of oak after aerating. Nice red.
Good now, with a promise of much better later
I was drawn to this offering by the unusual combination of nearly equal parts Cab Franc and Petit Verdot. Petit Verdot is a different grape in sunny climates, as compared to Petit Verdot grown in the short growing season of France. I was not disappointed. I could readily identify the influence of each grape and there was nothing to complain about. Big and complex. The wine tasted young to me, so I will come back to it when it is 5 years old. Meanwhile, I will buy a bunch more, because I am sure it will develop. Finally - this is outrageous for such an inexpensive wine!