Wednesday, July 1, 2009
I had the pleasure of going to Placerville and taste some of the Sierra Foothills' best. The 2006 Findleton Estate and Vineyard Syrah, named after Pamela Findleton’s “Raven Red” painting, is 90% Syrah from Marchini Vineyard in Placerville and 10% Syrah from Matson Vineyard in Pleasant Valley. They just opened up their 2nd tasting room at 440 Main St., downtown Placerville. Husband Tom is the winemaker and Pamela, the labels' artist, create a wonderful package of hand-crafted wines. Total production is around 2000 cases.