2014 Gardner Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Recently named Best of Class in the 2020 San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Competition, Kris describes this wine as smooth and it “lingers nicely in your chest.” She said it pairs well with cheese and crackers, a full meal or just by itself.
2014 Sierra Foothills Man’s Best Blend Red Wine
The label on this red blend features Harold and his dog Tilly checking out the vineyard, thus the name. This vintage received a silver medal in the 2020 San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Competition. Kris describes the wine as fun and “not shy.” It is spicy with notes of pepper and pairs well with a “sausage just off the grill,” she said. The red blend is different every year, said Kris. The 2014 blend is 40% Cabernet, 40% Syrah and 20% Merlot.
IF YOU GOGetting there:
Casto Oaks Wine tasting room
5022 Highway 140, Mariposa
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday
11 a.m. tO 4 p.m. Sunday
Closed Monday & Tuesday
Winery tours are available by appointment