2020 Scott Harvey Old Vine Zinfandel
Vineyard/Vintage Notes: Amador County is extremely well suited to Zinfandel. Zinfandel has been grown in the Amador County Gold Rush area for over 150 years. 74% from the Manby vineyard, 19% from the Hoddy Vineyard and 7% from the York Vineyard in Fiddletown.
Winemaker’s Notes: Grown on steep mountainous terrain in the higher elevations of the Shenandoah Valley of Amador County, California. Early budbreak with no frost and an even growing season without any heat spikes or prolonged cold spells has produced an average to larger than average size crop of high quality dark and flavorful fruit. Unlike last year all the varieties fared well except Petite Sirah. A picture-perfect year for vines and fruit. Photos from this year will be the ones used in promotional materials for years to come.
Tasting Notes: 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.