Glowing Comments in Opus Vino

Jim Gordon’s new masterpiece, Opus Vino, is the first major wine book since Hugh Johnson’s Atlas of Wines published in the 1970s.  It is about 800 pages and covers over 4,000 wines world wide.  The focus is on producers with consistent high quality, as well as rising stars.

Amador Foothill Winery  Amador County
The husband – wife team of Ben Zeitman and Katie Quinn release the finest single-vineyard Zinfandels in the Sierra Foothills.  The elegance for which these wines are known is also evident in one of the few clear and vigorous Sangioveses to emerge from the Foothills, and in the complex Katie’s Cote, an almost 50/50 blend of Syrah and Grenache.  The Semillon comes close to these, but others do not quite attain the same level.