Back Wine Bar, Folsom
Fellow SacFoodie Shelly and I found yet another gem of a wine bar – this time in Folsom, where we enjoyed wine, port, appetizers and dessert on a beautiful summer evening. Definitely pencil in the Back Wine Bar on your “to do” list, where you can choose from more than thirty wines, many from small production wineries not open to the public – all chosen by Jeff Back, owner and a certified sommelier. Go, too, because the food is delicious, the setting picturesque and the service top-notch (thanks, Shawn!).
The weather was warm, but we still opted to sit al fresco. The patio overlooks a nature preserve and was the perfect setting for us to sample some chilled whites.
I sampled a German Riesling and an Australian Pinot Gris, both refreshing and light and the perfect accompaniment to the cheese plate we ordered. Cheese plate simply does not do it justice, though! Imagine a Sierra Nevada chevre, Tasmanian bleu, French triple cream, Spanish basque, tart apple slices, mixed herbed nuts, dried fruit compote and slices of a fresh baguette. Truly. Heavenly.
We also indulged in dessert at the urging of my sister, who insisted we should not leave before trying the Triple Pot de Crème. Glad we heeded! Vanilla custard layered with caramel, dark chocolate ganache and sea salt. Seriously.
Be sure to make a reservation, unless you plan to sit at the bar or on the patio (and both are quite nice!). Take advantage of the prix fixe dinner menu on Tuesdays, 25% off appetizers on Wednesdays and live music on Thursdays. We’ll definitely be “back!”
Back Wine Bar
25075 Blue Ravine Road, Ste. 160
Folsom, CA 95630
Tuesday – Saturday, 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM