Sierra Foothill wineries produce some delicous wines and Syrah is one of the wine grapes known to produce delightful wines in the region. Yes, the foothills of Placer County produce some wonderful wines with a little "altitude" if you would. I would like to introduce you to one from Wise Villa Winery.
Just a few weeks ago while going through my wine storage I discovered that I still had one of first vintage Syrah laying down. I Still remember a few other wines that I purchase during my visit with Dr. Grover Lee winemaker and the owner of the Estate and Kevin Luther the winemaker. It was a wonderful experience in the barrel room doing some barrel tasting with the owner and the winemaker that visit.
Since Wise Villa's first vintage with their first released in 2009, Wise Villa Winery has been a family owned and operated winery, estate vineyard, and more recently a Tuscan-style bistro located in the heart of the Sierra Foothills. Wise Villa is in the wine Appellation of Placer County and they have continued to please many a wine-lover since my first vist nearly 9 years ago. Wines Villa's grapes are meticulously grown using organic and sustainable practices. During harvest the folks at the winery go a step further by triple sorting and then implementing whole berry cold fermentation to produce balanced wines with natural fresh fruit character.
This Estate - Wise Villa is the only winery in Placer County that boosts a Full-Service Tuscan-Style Restaurant;
The Vineyards - Wise Villa Winery has created an elegant European setting in the Foothills of the Sierras. The estate is set with a backdrop of enchanting scenery and breathtaking views of their rolling vineyard and the Sacramento Valley beyond. Some have compared Wise Villa to a modern-day fairy tale situated in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
The Wines -
The winery offers over 30 different varietals and over 30 world-class Wise Villa wines at the winery. Wise Villa follow organic and sustainable practices in vineyard management and the results are easy to detect in their quality of wines. The Syrah is full-bodied with dark fruit characters of plum and blackberry with a distinctive Syrah varietal character. Aging in a variety of toasted oak barrels imparts a complex smoky black pepper to our Syrah. You are quick to realize flavors of blackberry, blueberry, spiced plum, roasted nuts and mocha with a silky-rich finish. Think of pairing Wise Villa's Syrah with red meats, BBQ, and even better is you include a few good friends.
Food Pairing Suggestions:
Barbecue, especially spareribs
Cheese, especially aged hard cheeses like Gouda
Chicken, especially barbecued and braised
Grilled meats and vegetables
Lamb, especially roast leg of lamb
Steaks and chops
Tuna, especially grilled or seared tuna
Pairings you will want to avoid:
Seafood like sole, shrimp or lobster
Extremely sour dishes
Syrahs generally should be enjoyed while they’re young – 3 years or less is typically best for most labels. Having said that, what are we to find laying down? Wise Villa's first release a 2009, Wise Villa Syrah.
As beautiful as the Wise Villa Estate is there is one thing you don't have to worry about. You won't find anything snobby about this winery! I suggest you put Wise Villa on you To-Do-List when you visit Placer County to enjoy the wine, food, and the beautiful views! If you need a place to escape for the day, go to Lincoln and taste wine at Wise Villa Winery ! You will NOT be disappointed!
Discount on wines from Wise Villa Winery - I was just in touch with Sarah Lember at the winery and she has offered a 10% discount for online purchases. While we have put the California Corks Winery Experience on hold until some time after the year I would like to make this discount available to our readers. Sign-up for our email list, provide you name, email, and mobile phone number and I will send you the discount code for free. This pandemic has had a huge impact on us wine-lovers and wineries alike and Sarah's offer provides an opportunity to enjoy some very nice wines and some savings too. Just go back to our HOME page so you can provide your information so we can send you your discount code.
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