2017 1.5L Scott Harvey J&S Old Vine 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. Fruit forward, rich full flavors expressing both the varietal and the Amador Terroir. This complex wine has bright cherry/berry fruit, a full tannin structure with a long finish.
2017 was the first full vintage no longer being affected by the previous drought. Good winter rains produced a flavorful healthy crop. The late harvest allowed the grapes to ripen long into the fall developing full complex flavored wines.
Vineyard Sources: 86% Bowman Vineyard and 14 % York Vineyard in Fiddletown
Blend: 100% 2017, 100 % Amador County, 86% Zinfandel and 14 % Syrah
pH: 3.36 RS: dry@ .2% Cases Produced: 350 cases Cooperage: 19 months in French Oak Bottled: 7/29/2019