Major Red, Sierra Foothills
A six-grape blend focused on the varieties the Sierra Foothills is famous for.
Open top, whole berry
Bing cherry and boysenberry with smoky white peppercorn and a lingering note of allspice - all wrapped up in an easy-going style that says any time, any where.
87 Points – 2022 Wine Enthusiast; Silver/Best of Class Appellation/88 points – 2022 California State Fair Wine Competition; Silver – 2022 El Dorado County Fair Wine Competition
Ursa Vineyards is the California outpost of Bending Branch Winery, where winemaker Greg Stokes makes both our Ursa collection and the Bending Branch California portfolio.
Aged 24 months in 20% new American, and 80% neutral barrels
Food Pairing Notes
Leftover Kung Pao chicken, or your famous bacon double cheeseburger. Medium rare.
The foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains embrace about 200 small wineries and more than 6,000 acres of vines. Ursa is near Placerville, California.
(Aug 13, 2021 at 2:21 PM)
I cellared two bottles of Major Red for two years before sampling. The flavors were bold, with red and black fruits dominating an undercurrent of oak. The texture was smooth and the tannins were a delite. I would buy enough to cellar this diamond-in-the-rough.