California Wine Tasting a mountain red blend from Indian Peak Vineyards. I have made several trips to Indian Peak. I had family that lived in the area just West of Lassen Park in Shingletown, CA. Shingletown is just a short windy drive to Maton, CA. This small mountain community is home to a few mountain wineries and Indian Peak is one of them.
Indian Peak Vineyards 2014 Take Five is a blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 9% Malbec, and 4% Cabernet Franc. Fred and Donna Boots only produced 397 cases. At the time I am drafting this post I fear for the wineries in Maton. I have a freind that works at Lassen Volcanic Park and just recently I heard that the Dixie Fire was extremely close to the Park Headquarters that he works out of and the the Park is closed. It wasn't that long ago my wife and I went up Shingletown to stay at a BnB for our anniversary, only to pull out due to smoke and the red skies due to the fire. We gathered important documents and such at my mothers home with radio and TV on that night in the event the fire jumped the ridge and the highway. While we didn't have to evacuate, not that far as "the crow files" the wildfire burned. Fred was among the wine growers that were dealing with smoke taint. I hope that they and the other wineries fair better this time around. I think I will shoot an email, or a message off to Fred and Donna as I am thinking about them.
Well, on a happier note, let's get the Zip Sips wine review started. This 2014 has been laying down for some years and has survived a couple of moves with other wines that were laying down as well. This Tehama County Red Wine is a delightful Bourdaux style blend.
Allow me to tell you a little more about little mountain gem of a winery! The Indian Peak Vineyards Winery is located in Manton, California. Indian Peak Winery consists of seven acres of vines on their rolling hills. Wine grapes include: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Cab Franc, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, and Sauvignon Blanc.
Indian Peak Wines are very popular with the local Redding, Red Bluff, Paradise and Chico, Ca. Wine Tasters. Fred and Donna have frequently hosted visitors from Sacramento to Truckee and many Northern California places in between. If you are ever spending time in Red Bluff or Redding and are looking for a friendly place to learn how to do wine tasting, or a little about the winemaking process, Indian Peak is definitely a great little place. Just expect to have Premium Wines and a Wonderful Time!