93 Scott Harvey 2019 Mountain Selection Zinfandel (Amador County). This fresh-smelling, full-bodied and flavor-packed wine wraps bold, jammy blackberry and raspberry notes in moderate tannins with a snap of acidity for balance. This will pair nicely with the richest roasts, braises, or slow barbecue. WINE ENTHUSIAST
Medium-dark color with abriary varietal Zinfandel nose. Blackberry, Mulberry, and violets add to this wine’s fleshy center and full-bodied texture, finishing with spicy fresh herbs showing a complete wine from beginning to end. Complexity with first growth quality.
Fruit forward, rich full flavors expressing both the varietal and the Amador Terroir. This complex wine has bright cherry/berry and mulberry fruit, a full tannin structure and mouthfeel with a long finish.
Produced 89% from the Harvey Vineyard, 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 terror.
This wine made only for our wine club members is much like a light claret style Zinfandel. In the 50’s and 60’s Zinfandel was known as the Claret of California red wine. Primitivo and Zinfandel share the same chromosomal makeup. One coming from southeastern Italy and the other from California. Even though they have the exact same chromosomal makeup, the Primitivo produces more of a Pinot Noir like delicate style wine. Enjoy this Claret style Primitivo with grilled chicken and picnic grilled red meats.