"This vineyard above Sutter Creek in the Sierra Foothills expresses the warm summer days that cool quickly with evening mountain air to provide ripeness and structure. This vineyard is farmed by Ann Kraemer, who is pioneering a renaissance of quality in the Sierra Foothills, and she impresses us in so many ways with her integrative approach to her mountain site. Pennrose Wine is the project of Ria D'Aversa and Mike Penn, who met while studying viticulture and touring vineyards of California. Their shared passion for the wines of France and Italy that offer freshness and elegance has led them to seek out organically farmed winegrapes from some of the most interesting sites within the Golden State. Through their small-lot winemaking and natural craftsmanship, they hope to express honest wines with bright and juicy flavors that reflect their unique terroir and provide easy accompaniment to the table. Ria and Mike are based in Santa Rosa, though they find their grapes from as far away as the Gabilan Range of San Benito County, the steep slopes of the Mayacamas in Mendocino county, and into the rugged mountain terrain of Amador county. When not moonlighting for Pennrose Wines, Mike spends his days as the Associate Winemaker for the California classic Green & Red Vineyards, while Ria directs the premium olive and grape farming operations for Marin County's McEvoy Ranch."

2016 Pennrose, Zinfandel, Amador County