2021 Scott Harvey Old Vine Zinfandel
51% from the Hoddy vineyard, 26% from the Bowman Vineyard and 23% from the Manby Vineyard.
21 months in French Oak
dry @ .14%
Red fruit forward, rich & full flavors expressing both the varietal and the Amador Terroir. This complex wine has bright cherry/berry, white pepper, strawberry, cedar cigar box, marjoram, a full tannin structure, luscious mouthfeel with a long bright cherry finish.
Amador County is extremely well suited to Zinfandel. Zinfandel has been grown in the Amador County Gold Rush area for over 150 years.
Grown on steep mountainous terrain in the higher elevations of the Shenandoah Valley of Amador County, California. 2021 was a drought year producing small amounts of flavorful extractive wines. Dark small bunches and berries with good color and red fruit characteristics.
100% Amador County, 51% Primitivo & 49% Zinfandel. Zinfandel and Primitivo are thought to be the same variety. But I find subtle differences. These mixed together make for a complex Zinfandel.