When constricted and congested Highway 16 southeast from Sacramento reaches Amador County wine enthusiasts can relax a bit, choose any of several feeder roads and start to prospect leisurely for wines.
Winter is nebbiolo’s season. We’re talking an old-fashioned winter, a winter when pipes freeze, rivers threaten to breach levees, fog settles in like a cat curled up in front of the fireplace, refusing to budge.
Over the past 40 years, California winemakers including Julio Gallo, Jan Shrem and Francis Ford Coppola have shared their insights into the business with Sacramento Bee wine writer Mike Dunne. Now he shares them with you.