When most people think of California wines, they immediately think of Napa. Some even know about Sonoma County, which is right next door to Napa County. What most people don’t know is that hidden in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains is Amador County and its wine.
The Amador County wine making area has some of the best wines I’ve ever tasted. Granted, my palate isn’t that refined, but I know what I like. The area is known for Barbera, Zinfandel, Sangiovese, Syrah, and Vioginer. I’ve also had some great Tempranillo, Mourvedre, and Primitivo…not to mention a lovely Sauvignon Blanc or two.