Rucksack features wines that exhibit the depth and diversity of the Sierra Foothill Appellation. While our sister winery, Madroña Vineyards, produces 100% estate wines, Rucksack will be scouring the Sierra Foothills for unique examples of fruit expression.
2016 Chardonnay – $24 – Coming May 2017
Rich and luscious, this Chardonnay is a blend of multiple clones grown in El Dorado County. The wine showcases exceptional tropical pineapple notes and a terroir-driven citrus fruit finish.
2013 Marsanne/Rousanne – $24 –Full fact sheet
This is a wonderfully textured wine expressing the cool-climate pear and melon characters of Marsanne marrying with the more tropical notes of Roussanne.
2015 Barbera Rose – $24 – Full fact sheet
The Barbera Rosé is fresh, vibrant and positively racy. Filled with high-tone raspberry and plum fruit, it’s perfect on a warm summer day.
2014 Barbera – $24
This complex, mountain-grown expression of Barbera is a beautiful blend of Californian and Italian styles. The dark cherry essence intertwines nicely with the raspberry brightness of the variety.
2013 The Cache – $24
Our high-elevation, structured Bordeaux blend has the elegance and complexity we expect from these low-yield vineyards. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot all play a role in this authentic Sierra Foothills wine.
2013 Seco – $24
With nearly equal amounts of Tinta Cão, Alvarelhão and Touriga Nacional, this Portuguese varietal blend has a seductively rich texture with dark brooding berry fruit. It’s amazing with spicy foods!
2013 Pinot Noir – $24
2015 Zinfandel – $24 – Full Fact Sheet (Coming May 1st)
Our wines are currently sold through our Madrona Vineyards Store. To go to the store – click here.