2015 Scott Harvey Winemaker's Reserve Zinfandel, Amador County
Zinfandel from the Bowman and Spinetta Vineyards, both planted in the mid-1970's. These high elevation, mountainous vineyards are non-irrigated, stand-alone head pruned vines that produce well-structured, earthy Zinfandel. Produced in the old world style of balanced wine making. This wine expresses the Amador Zinfandel terroir with well balanced fruit, French oak, structural tannins and medium alcohol. 30% of the French oak is new with the balane being older, used barrels. This briary varietal Zinfandel is extractive and bold with flavors and aromas of bright cherry, cigar tobacco, spicy pepper and hints of well-blended oak. This low alcohol, old world style Zinfandel is refreshing and complex.
Vineyard Sources: 100% Amador County. 92% Zinfandel (Spinetta & Bowman Vineyards, Shenandoah Valley), 4% Syrah (Chapman Vineyard, Shenandoah Valley), 4% mixed Port varieties.