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Per Bottle: $22.99
Per case of 12: $275.88
 
Producer: Mountain View Vintners dba Highway 101 Cellars
Vintage: 2014
Production Area: These plantings are on volcanic Sierra Series soils: well-drained, moderately acidic, sandy clay loam derived from decomposed granite, with moderately low permeability and nutrient deficient. In general, this nutrient deficiency, combined with the low water-holding capacity of the soils, contributes to small canopies and low yields (3.2 tons/acre on average).
Type: Red Table Wine
Alcohol: 13%

Description

The Amador County (AVA) is situated in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in central California, the appellation’s roughly 3,700 bearing vine acres sit at elevations ranging from 300 to 2,500 feet. Annual rainfall in the county as a whole averages 30 to 35 inches, while vineyards at the lowest elevation average about 19 inches. 

Color

Medium purple color

Grape Varieties

Grape %
Zinfandel 100

Aroma

Notes of sun-dried plums, Linzer Torte, pomegranate and a tad of mulling spices.

Taste

Full bodied and juicy, with rich dark fruit, ripe berry flavours and a mild pepper and spice finish.

Cellaring Potential

5-7 yrs.

Food Matching

This wine loves full flavored meat/game/vegetables that has been cooked with a direct fire method or smoked (BBQ anyone?). Best when decanted for 45-60 minutes before serving.

Vinification

Hand harvested and sorted the grapes are chilled to 60 degrees Fahrenheit before crushing and placing into small two ton fermenters. The grapes were inoculated with BDX and AMH yeast and allowed to ferment with a temperature control over the course of eleven days. The wine was pumped over three times a day during this period.

Aging

After 49 days, the wine underwent malolactic fermentation and was racked into a combination of center of France and air dried American oak barrels that were on their third and fourth use. The wine was in the barrel for 6-9 months before bottling.
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