Jeff Runquist R Petit Verdot 2013
About the Region
This wine region in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains covers an area of more than 2.5 million acres, but only about 6,000 of those are planted to vines. Portions of Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Mariposa, Nevada, Placer, Tuolumne, and Yuba counties are included within its boundaries, and there are more than 100 wineries here. The region is best-known for zinfandel, though there is also cabernet sauvignon and syrah, and a smaller quantity of chardonnay.