Yolo County Wine

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Yolo County is an emerging wine region within the Central Valley district of California. The Sacramento River Delta provides a channel for cooling winds, making it the coolest region in Central Valley. It’s further divided into subregions, and the majority of the vineyards are located in the ones closest to the delta to the east, within the Clarksburg and Merritt Island AVA’s. But pioneering winemakers, such as John and Lane Giguiere, who founded R.H. Phillips winery, promote the warm weather conditions in the Dunnigan Hills and Capay Valley.
 
The warm weather climate is most conducive to varietals such as Syrah, Merlot, Zinfandel, Petite Syrah, Tempranillo. White grapes grown are Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc. ~Amanda Schuster
 
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  • Malbec

    History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...

  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

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  • Bogle Vineyards

    Although the Bogle family has been farming since the mid-1800's, it was not until 1968 that th...

  • Capay Valley Vineyards

    Capay Valley Vineyards was established in 1998 by Tom Frederick and Pam Welch, long time resident...

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  • David Akiyoshi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Clarksburg 2013

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    A Naked Wines selection; richard rappuhn Angelmoments agoGave itDeep dark Purple/Red/Tawny color in the glass. Opens with Cigar Tobacco, Smoke,and Boysenberry; on to more Boysenberry and Black Tea; then some Black Olive, Cedar, and Slate. Bright Tannins and medium Acidity with a long finish with Boysenberry, Black Tea, and bits of Lilac and Lico... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Bogle Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    woody musty aroma, peppery plum tones, dry. I've experienced better years of this cab from this Vineyard. Read More

    Wine review by glc


  • Matchbook Syrah 2013

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    Big fruit flavor, a touch of spice but not overpowering and so smooth! I prefer white but occasionally drink red and this one is definitely on my short list of tasty reds. Read More

    Wine review by Shebaac


  • The Crusher Petite Sirah Grower's Selection 2012

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    A little on the dry side, but I think I might need to give this a second look. More of a cab than a petit sirah...missing blueberries. Heavy blackberry. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Bogle Vineyards Red Blend California Phantom 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by smuratore


  • David Akiyoshi Cabernet Sauvignon Clarksburg California 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by anstett


  • David Akiyoshi Petite Sirah Clarksburg 2013

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    A Naked Wines selection -Dark, Dense, and Ink in the Glass. Opens with very ripe peach and sherry, on to a plum and rhubarb reduction/compote, then bright strawberry and cherry with a background scent of musk and earth. Still young, with it seems, plenty of aging potential. Bright Tannins and Acidity, with chocolate, black pepper, and clove, wit... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc Viognier 2014

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    Mariano's 8/2015. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Bogle Chardonnay 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • The Stringer California Chardonnay 2013

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    A Lot 18 quarterly selection. Pear and peach with nutmeg and allspice as it opens. More peach and pear. Fruit forward Chardonnay with minimal oak and very light body and light acidity. Nothing that special, though at the price point would suspect this one compares very favorably with others in this price. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


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