September 7, 2011

Plymouth: Jeff Runquist Wines; things to do

Highway 49--Gold Rush Country

Jeff Runquist Wines 10776 Shenandoah Rd., (209) 245-6282. F-Sun 11-5.

Look for the “R” to find this understated winery, then look for the "Z" for their ultra premium Zinfandel (the grapes used for this label come from a local vineyard planted at the turn of the 19th century). It is interesting that the winemaker owns no vineyards yet makes a nice Barbera using grapes from nearby Cooper Vineyards, and a very good Pinot Noir with grapes from Napa. All wines made here are red. Taste them in a clean-lined modern tasting room with windows into the cask room.

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image ©2011 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

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