Terra d'Oro Zinfandel 2014
The 2014 Terra d’Oro Amador Zinfandel displays the classic Sierra Foothills Zinfandel characteristics unique to this region. Enticing aromas of clove, allspice, cinnamon and red currant lead to red raspberry fruit, ripe plum, and subtle spice notes on the palate. This opulent wine has a round mouthfeel with well-integrated tannins on the finish. Bold and intriguing, the 2014 Terra d’Oro Amador Zinfandel is truly a taste of Amador County.
Hand-selected grapes from our prestigious Amador vineyards comprise the Terra d’Oro Zinfandel, the winery’s flagship wine. Shallow topsoils, granite hardpan, hot summer days and cool summer nights make a remarkable home for the winemaker’s favorite varietal. Head-trained and spur-pruned, the Terra d’Oro vineyards receive optimal sunlight and deliver a controlled crop.
At Terra d’Oro, the Zinfandel grapes are carefully hand-picked and brought to the winery for processing. Cold-soaking for up to three days allows water to break down the cell walls of the grape solids, extracting flavors, color and aromas. After gentle tank pressing, the wine is aged in a combination of French, American and Hungarian oak (25% new) for 14 months resulting in subtle caramel notes with indications of exotic spice.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair this wine with eggplant parmesan or grilled lamb skewers with a blackberry reduction.