Sierra Starr wines draw attention |

Sierra Starr wines draw attention

The Union staff

Sierra Starr Vineyard & Winery in Grass Valley received favorable attention for some of their varietals from two national wine publications recently. The American Society's Wine Journal named Sierra Starr's 2009 Aurora dessert wine one of their "21 Wines to Watch" in its Spring issue. The family run winery produced just 108 cases of the Aurora dessert wine, which is a blend of 70 percent Semillon and 30 percent Sauvignon Blanc.

In the May issue of Wine Enthusiast, two of Sierra Starr's wines were mentioned in the Buying Guide.

The 2011 Solstice Sauvignon Blanc and 2009 Phil's Selection Zinfandel, both produced from Sierra foothill grapes, were given nods from the magazine's staff.

Friday Sierra Starr will partner with Cello Chocolate for a wine tasting event free to the public. The hand-crafted chocolates from Cello will be paired with Sierra Starr's wines for this special event. The tasting will be from 5 to 8 p.m. at Sierra Starr's downtown tasting room, located at 124 W. Main St. in Grass Valley. Both wine and chocolate will be available for purchase at the evening event.

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