30 November 2022

WoTM - Sutter Ridge 1996 Pinotage

My Wine of The Month for November is Sutter Ridge 1996.  

When I visited this winery in Amador County long ago it was growing 25 acres of Pinotage, the largest in the USA. I brought this bottle home but kept it too long.

But no, this 26-year-old wine was delicious. Showing the brownness of age, of course, but plenty of sweet fruit. No tannin, and surprisingly little sediment. A beautiful delicate wine.

The winery was pressurised by another winery with a similar name to change its name, but it now appears to have closed.

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