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TERRE ROUGE Reds

Winemaker Bill Easton is one of the original Rhône Rangers and pioneered the Rhône varietals in the Sierra Foothills in the late 80s. His wines are balanced and elegant, with complexity that develops as the wines age in bottle. The French call it élevage, which is "raising" the wine in the bottle before drinking. There is an art to this style of winemaking and there is great pleasure in drinking a wine that has just started to show what it will be.

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At Terre Rouge, we specialize in wines made from Rhône Valley varietals. For this wine we were inspired by the wines that originate a bit further South along the coastal Mediterranean where vineyards grow alongside the garrigue, French for the local chaparral. Our vines grow in a similar environment, surrounded by manzanita, pine, toyon, yerba santa, and chamise. This is a blend of two-thirds Syrah and one-third Cabernet Sauvignon that is complex and savory, while still being accessible now. It is modestly priced and eminently quaffable.

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$25.00
 
SKU: 13_TR_GARR

DTR Ranch Syrah is made from our estate vines that grow at the base of Quartz Mountain.  It is always the last Syrah we harvest, as it is located on the steep, cool canyon slopes of the Fiddletown AVA.

91 Points - The Wine Enthusiast

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$45.00
 
SKU: 14_TR_DTR

This single vineyard Syrah is made from the oldest vines growing at the Wilderotter Vineyard in Amador County's Shenandoah Valley AVA. 

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SKU: 14_TR_WILD

This single vineyard Syrah is grown on rocky slopes at the Monarch Mine vineyard overlooking the precipitous American River canyon at 2,400 feet.  

91 Points - The Wine Enthusiast

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SKU: 14_TR_MMS

This limited production wine is 100% Syrah from the Sentinel Oak Vineyard in the Shenandoah Valley, California AVA in the Sierra Foothills.  The oldest section was planted in 1983 and is called the "Pyramid Block".

93 Points - The Wine Enthusiast, "Cellar Selection"

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SKU: 14_TR_SOS

Our "High Slopes" Syrah is made from vineyard sites that are near or exceed the 3,000 foot elevation in the rocky Sierra Foothills.  

92 Points - The Wine Enthusiast, "Editor's Choice"

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SKU: 14_TR_HSS

These vines are cultivated west (ouest) of our winery on small, sandy loam hills (côtes) just outside the Amador County appellation, a few miles from the Mokelumne River.  It is made with the current enjoyment in mind, rather than longevity.

90 Points - The Wine Enthusiast

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SKU: 15_TR_Cotes

Like the easy-drinking reds of the Southern Rhône Valley, our Mediterranean assemblage, Tête-à-Tête, is effusively fruity, and vinted for current enjoyment both at home and in your favorite bistro.

90 points - The Wine Enthusiast

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SKU: 14_TR_Tete

One of California's original Southern Rhône-style blends, L'Autre is hand crafted from varietals nurtured in the rocky terroir of the Sierra Nevada of California.  It is luscious, elegant, silky, and complex.

Featured in Food and Wine magazine, March 2020

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$32.00
 
SKU: 13_TR_LAUT
This limited bottling of Mourvèdre from the Sierra Foothills is reminiscent of the wines of Provence, particularly Bandol.  The vines grow head-pruned in the nurturing granitic soils of the Sierra Nevada Foothills.

92 points - The Wine Enthusiast
91 points - Wine & Spirits Magazine
90 points - Wine Spectator
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SKU: 13_TR_MO

The inspiration for this wine originates along the coastal Mediterranean where the vineyards grow alongside the garrigue or chaparral.  Our vines grow in a similar environment surrounded by manzanita, pine, toyon, yerba santa, and chemise.  This blend of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon is complex and savory, while still being accessible now.

92 points - The Wine Enthusiast

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$25.00
 
SKU: 14_TR_GARR