VINTAGE - 2007
APPELLATION - AMADOR COUNTY, SIERRA FOOTHILS, CALIFORNIA.
VINEYARD & VINTAGE NOTES:-
99% from the DeMille/Norton vineyard of the Shenandoah Valley of Amador County. 2007 ripened mid to late September, letting the grapes mature without producing too high brix. This allowed for full flavor maturity without extreme alcohol levels. The DeMille/Norton produced small bunches with high extraction. The vineyard was planted in the days when horses were still used for cultivation. These vineyards are non-irrigated, stand alone head pruned vines that express the Amador Zinfandel terroir.
Produced in the old world style of balanced wine making. We want the wine to express the Amador Zinfandel terroir with good balance of fruit, French oak, structural tannins and medium alcohol. Briary varietal Zinfandel. Deep raspberry, allspice, cloves and cin-namon, balanced with a center that is fleshy with hints of curry, and bright currants. Old Vine complexity and first growth quality.
1% Mixed Port Varieties
RS: <.4% Dry
Cooperage: 24 months French Oak
Release Date: April 2011