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Napa Valley, CA (PRWEB) November 14, 2013

Napa Valley Winemaker Scott Harvey announces 3 new Thanksgiving wines in time for America’s favorite holiday. Zinfandel enhances savory turkey, complex vegetable dishes and traditional fruit pies.

Napa Valley Winemaker Scott Harvey announces new Thanksgiving wines from both Napa Valley and Amador County, featuring Zinfandel

Scott Harvey pairs the Thanksgiving main course with Old Vine Zinfandel

Scott Harvey pairs the Thanksgiving main course with Old Vine Zinfandel

pairings for Thanksgiving dinner recipes. Winemaker Scott Harvey is renowned for his Zinfandel. Last year, Sunset Magazine named Scott Harvey’s 2010 Mountain Selection Zinfandel as “The Perfect Zin to pair with a pungent, spicy, fruity Thanksgiving dinner.” His 2010 Old Vine Reserve Zinfandel earned 94 points from Beverage Testing Institute. This November, with Thanksgiving around the corner, winemaker Scott Harvey has introduced 3 new red wines created to enhance the Thanksgiving table.

The new Zinfandel releases:

Scott Harvey chooses to make an Old World, Claret style Zinfandel. “Zinfandel doesn’t have to be black,” said Scott. “I create these wines to perfectly enhance the flavors of the Thanksgiving table, from savory turkey to complex vegetables and traditional fruit pies.” The granite soils of Amador County are well-suited to producing distinctive, earthy, full bodied Zinfandels that have a wonderful character all to themselves.

2011 Scott Harvey Mountain Selection Zinfandel: ”Napa Valley winemakers are complaining about the cold vintage of 2011. I have always said that when Napa has a cold vintage, Amador has a great vintage,” Scott Harvey said. “This 2011 Mountain Selection Zinfandel shows just that. 2011 allowed us to produce Amador Zinfandel in more of an Old World European style of lower alcohol and bright red fruit flavors. The red fruit flavors will go great with a holiday turkey, its dressing and cranberry sauce. This is one of my best vintages in 40 years of winemaking.”

2010 Vineyard 1869 Zinfandel: Produced 100% from Vineyard 1869, America’s oldest Zinfandel Vineyard documented as existing in 1869. Vineyard 1869 was planted in the days when horses were used for cultivation. This ancient vineyard is non-irrigated, stand alone, head pruned vines that fully express the Amador Zinfandel terroir. This Zinfandel suggests deep blackberry, fig, pomegranate, and violets, balanced with a fleshy center and hints of coffee and bright currants,” Scott explained. “Vineyard 1869 offers old vine complexity and first growth quality.”

2011 Jana Napa Old Vine Zinfandel: A rich, full-bodied Zinfandel, aged for 18 months in French Oak. “I create this Zinfandel from 80+ year old vines grown in the upper Napa Valley,” said Scott. He makes this limited production Zinfandel from a small crop of long stringy bunches, allowing for full Zinfandel maturity when harvested. This is a fruit forward wine with fresh black cherry, currants and mint layered with French Oak.

About Scott Harvey Wines
Handcrafted wines from Napa Valley and Amador County, Scott Harvey Wines produces wines under three labels: Scott Harvey Wines, Jana Winery and InZinerator. Established in 2004, Scott Harvey Wines features Vineyard 1869 Zinfandel, Napa Valley Cathedral Cabernet Sauvignon, Amador County Barbera, Zinfandel and Syrah along with a variety of one-of-a-kind white and red wine blends. Creator of “niche wines that over deliver,” Scott Harvey, owner and winemaker, has been making quality wines for over 30 years.

Scott Harvey Wines
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Gayot, the highly-respected, 44 year old “Guide to the Good Life,” has given two of its top awards to Scott Harvey Jana Cathedral: Top Steak Wine and Best Cabernet Sauvignon. In their September 2013 feature, “Best Wines for Pairing with a Steak”, the Cabernet Sauvignon received the highest score of all 10 wines highlighted by Gayot.

2005 Jana Cathedral - Selected as Top Steak Wine

2005 Jana Cathedral –
Selected as Top Steak Wine

“The 2005 Cathedral definitely wows upon entry,” the review begins. “Its intense, concentrated fruit flavors boast plenty of complexity and show an excellent balance of acidity and tannin. Match Cathedral with perfectly marbled wagyu beef or dry-aged Angus steaks.”

Gayot also chose the Cabernet Sauvignon from Scott Harvey Wines for “The Best Cabernet Sauvignons in the World.” Here, they reviewed 76 reviewed Cabernets from all corners of the world. Only 5 of the 76 selected received a higher score. Jana 2005 Cathedral finds itself in very good company, including: Joseph Phelps Vineyards 2006 Insignia, Staglin Family Vineyard 2008, Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Duckhorn Vineyards 2004 Estate Grown Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chateau Montelena 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon.

“Receiving these honors is wonderful, of course,” said winemaker Scott Harvey, “but most of all, Jana Cathedral is a fun wine to craft. I believe in crafting Napa Valley Cabernets the way they used to be crafted back in the 1950s and 60s, and that’s at below 14% alcohol with a good lower pH that will make the wine last for years and years. That will also make the wine delicate enough that it will go well with food without overpowering it.” [click to continue…]


Latest awards for Scott Harvey Wines confirm that lower alcohol wine appeals to wine enthusiasts and judges. According to Napa Valley winemaker, Scott Harvey, balance is the key to winemaking.

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Lower alcohol wine represents Napa Valley Winemaker Scott Harvey’s commitment to making wine that is drinkable, enjoyable, and enhances good food. At last, new tastes in wine are catching up to Scott Harvey’s training.

The winemaker is not alone in his views about the superiority of lower alcohol wines. According to Richard Halstead, CEO of global market research Wine Intelligence, “Alcoholic strength of wine is an issue that consumers take seriously across the world.” According to Drinks International, “there has been widespread criticism of 15.5% alcohol blockbusters and requests for winemakers to aim lower.”

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Did you know that Scott Harvey was instrumental in creating a new wine tasting destination in Amador County? Grand Re-Opening is June 1st, and we hope you’ll join us! 

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Sutter Creek, CA: Scott Harvey Wines, chosen by Trip Advisor as the #1 attraction in Sutter Creek, is celebrating the Grand Opening of their expanded Tasting Room on June 1st, as the culmination of a mission to create a new wine tasting destination in Amador County. How did Winemaker Scott Harvey help transform an historical Gold Rush town known as the “Jewel of the Mother Lode” to a charming wine center?

Scott Harvey was instrumental in transforming Gold Rush town of Sutter Creek into new Amador County wine destination. Grand ReOpening of Scott Harvey tasting room June 1.

Scott and Jana getting ready for the Grand ReOpening of our Sutter Creek Tasting Room June 1st 2013

6 years ago, Scott and his wife Jana envisioned a tasting venue where people could both dine and lodge within walking distance of the tasting room.  Sutter Creek, the most picturesque town in Gold Country, would be the ideal showcase for Amador County wine and provide just the place for responsible wine tasting—where people enjoy a flight of wine and stroll to dinner and back to the hotel.  Scott and Jana took the leap in early 2007, joining just one other tasting room in town—Sutter Creek Wine Tasting.

Later in the year, Pat Crosby, former City Councilman of Sutter Creek, (the town is a registered California Landmark,)  approached winemaker Scott Harvey with a proposition. “I would really like this town to become a wine destination. Can you help in developing Sutter Creek into a wine lover’s destination?”  Scott approached the city with a tasting room prospectus at Pat’s behest.

Scott had already built a reputation making Amador Wines for Santino Winery, which he later developed into Renwood, and had a strong affiliation with Amador County wines. “What better place for people to appreciate the Barbera, Zinfandel, and Syrah that make the mountain region of Amador County so unique than right near the vineyards of the Shenandoah Valley.” [click to continue…]


One Last Kiss:  Winemakers Surprised by Surge in Demand for Scott Harvey Wines Blends
Tasting Room recently caught by surprise by sudden upswing in demand for newest vintage of red and white blends called One Last Kiss.  Grammy Awards hold the secret.

Sutter Creek, Amador County, CA (PRWEB)
November 09, 2012

Scott Harvey, known in Napa Valley and Amador County as a “master blender”, has been using his winemaking skills for both a red and white blend of One Last Kiss, since 2005.  Every year since inception, he has produced about 500 cases of each blend.  However the company was recently caught by surprise by the sudden upswing in demand for their newest vintage of One Last Kiss.

“One Last Kiss has always been a steady favorite, and we can usually plan for sales”, said Jana Harvey, co-owner and Scott’s wife.  “But our Tasting Room staff keeps selling out – and we didn’t know why until the knowing smiles among our Tasting Room visitors caused us to dig a little deeper.”

“Haven’t you heard of the singer P!nk’s hit (Blow Me) One Last Kiss?,” exclaimed one young woman who was out with friends for an afternoon of wine tasting.  As it turns out, One Last Kiss is fast becoming a favorite for overcoming a recent break-up, new-found independence, or as a gift for the friend who is newly single.  Fortunately, this year’s prolific harvest makes it possible for Scott to create more of this blend to meet demand.

One Last kiss: both a Red and a White Blend

OLK Wines in HIThe style for my 2009 One Last Kiss Red is a lush Zinfandel blend, accentuating one of California’s best varieties,” said Scott Harvey.  “A touch of port fills out the wine, making it well-balanced and complete, with a rich and lingering finish.”  Made in a full-bodied style, One Last Kiss Red Blend is full of spicy cloves and blackberry fruit.  It goes well with all kinds of dishes including Mexican or Italian food, and according to our new Millennial fans — chocolate.

About One Last Kiss White Blend, Scott continued, “I’ve always loved producing Alsatian style blends.  The Symphony grape brings a fruit forward beginning to the wine, while the Chardonnay and Riesling make up the full-bodied finish.”

This blend offers tropical notes of kiwi, jasmine and passion fruit, adding a hint of citrus to create a flavorful wine with good balance and mouth-watering acidity.  It is complemented by light style pastas, fish or chicken.

QuoteAbout Scott Harvey Wines:
Handcrafted wines from Amador County and Napa Valley, Scott Harvey Wines, established in 2004, features Vineyard 1869 Zinfandel, Napa Valley Cathedral Cabernet Sauvignon, Amador County Barberas, Zinfandels and Syrahs along with a variety of other one-of-a-kind white and red blends.  Creator of “niche wines that over deliver,” Scott Harvey, owner and winemaker, has been making quality wines for over 30 years.

More information on One Last Kiss is available on the Scott Harvey Wines website and