yup northern cali was hop haven for a while before it moved north more. still a lot of wild hops growing around here. I actually just 'scored' 3 oz of random wild Sacramento river bank hops the other day. I've yet to use them or even open the bag and whiff.
Only necro-bumping this thread because I'd love to know where the Sacramento Riverbank hops are located. Do you have any idea if they were CA Cluster?
I suspect they were. They had a distinct catty and onion character that wasn't great. robust bitterness though. No idea where they came from except that it was in/near sacramento