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Black Sheep Vintners

Black Sheep Vintners Black Sheep Winery opened in 1986, featuring small releases of wine handcrafted from high quality grapes grown in Calaveras, Amador and El Dorado Counties. We produce about 3,200 cases of wine per year, specializing in zinfandel, but also producing cabernet sauvignon, sauvignon blanc and a second label we call True Frogs Lily Pad White. This wine pays homage to our jumping frog heritage here in Calaveras County!

We are located in the Gold Rush town of Murphys, California in Calaveras County in the Sierra Nevada Foothills. Murphys, with its historic, tree-lined Main Street is a 2 1/2 hour drive east from most locations in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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P. O. Box 1851, Murphys, CA, US, 95247 Email:
Phone: 209-728-2157 Web:
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  2001 Cabernet Franc
A bold Cab Franc, smoky and oaky with dark fruit on the finish.
  2001 Cabernet Sauvignon
Nice fruit, with dark currant flavors on the long finish.
  2001 Merlot
A lush, rich, full-bodied Merlot, aged in American Oak barrels.
  2001 Shiraz
Starts out with big fruit and finishes with spice and medium tannins.
  2002 Semillon
A nice dry dinner wine with apple and pear aromas!
  Amador Zinfandel
Aged in American Oak barrels, this zin is big on spice and pepper, with a long blackberry finish.
  Calaveras Zinfandel
A medium bodied zin, with black cherries and tasty oak.
This Rhone grape has produced a smooth, rich wine that finishes like velvet. Not many 100% Cinsaults are available.
  Sauvignon Blanc
Nose of citrus and tropical fruit. Blended with 15% Semillon for extra fruitiness.
  True Frogs Lily Pad Red
A light blend of Zinfandel and Cinsault. This is a great BBQ table wine with very mild oak.
  True Frogs Lily Pad White
A lightly sweet sipping wine, perfect for those warm summer days.


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