Revising the Rhône
Top Producer: Skinner Vineyards
“A key to improving Sierra Foothills winemaking has been to have a new local producer serious and ambitious enough to redirect the region’s more rustic ways. The foothills found that in Skinner, located at 2,750 feet high up in remote Fair Play.
The Skinner wines have a delicate side that reveals the minerality of Sierra soils in a way that few local wineries have managed. While many true believers in the Sierra are based near the coast, Skinner has raised the winemaking stakes in the mountains proper.”