2015 Scott Harvey J&S Reserve Zinfandel, Amador County
A complex wine due to the Zinfandel in the wine coming from two great vineyards. The Bowman Vineyard atop the west facing slope of Bowman Mountain and the Manby Vineyard coming off the north side of the same mountain. Produced in the old world style of balanced wine making, this wine expresses the Amador terroir with a good balance of fruit, French oak, structural tannins and medium alcohol. Earthy and spicy aromas lead way to flavors of blackberry, mincemeat pie, pepper and tobacco. The flavors blend together for a refreshing wine with a well-defined tannin structure and long, lingering finish.
Vineyard Sources: 48% Bowman Vineyard Zinfandel (Shenandoah Valley), 41% Manby Vineyard Zinfandel (Shenandoah Valley) and 11% York Vineyard Syrah (Fiddletown).