The wines we have available for purchase at present are:
2012 Estate-grown Zinfandel
This wine has lots of true Zinfandel character, with aromas of spice and blackberry and an abundance of dark fruit flavors, including berries and currents, and a hint of pepper. Smooth.
2013 Estate-grown Zinfandel
A full-bodied, complex wine with ripe tannins that linger on the palate, for a long, complex finish. Aromas of dried fruit with hints of clove and anise. Bright, balanced flavors of dark berries and cherries, black tea and white pepper. Just Yum.
2016 Estate-grown Zinfandel
This wine can age longer, but we are releasing it now because it tastes so good. Less peppery than the 2012 and 2013 vintages, but a smooth, lovely, balanced Zinfandel character, with big fruit, soft tannins and hints of pepper, currants, boysenberries and exotic spices..
Like many great things in life, this wine came about through a happy accident. Mara was having lunch with winemaker Mark McKenna at Andis, where he was making some Amador Sauvignon Blanc for the DAMAS label. Mark asked Mara if she would like a splash of wine with lunch. Mara replied that she was in the mood for a rosé. Mark said he didn’t have one handy, “so let’s go make one!” He took a sample of our Sauvignon Blanc, then mixed it with a squirt of Primitivo from a nearby tank. Voilá, a beautiful new blush wine was born. We both loved it. After fiddling a bit, we settled on the perfect proportions: 93% Sauvignon Blanc and 7% Primitivo. Deborah, a Sherlock Holmes fan, was tickled that we had come up with this “Seven Percent Solution.” We add a frozen strawberry on hot days to keep it chilled.
2018 Sauvignon Blanc
Made locally from 100% Amador County sourced grapes. Neither grassy nor grapefruity, this delicious wine has hints of citrus, peach and kiwi as well as a dash of minerality. Perfect for summer sipping.
We are very excited about several new wines we have in production now, to be bottled in 2019. Our 2018 harvest was really great, so we expect to have some really fabulous estate grown Zinfandels made by Tom Leaf and Eric Hayes. We are also making more of our popular ‘Duo’ blend of Zin and Barbera again. Not only did our customers love it, but so did wine judges–it won Double Gold* at the San Francisco International Wine Competition several years ago.
Using the services of Amador 360, a small shipping business located in Plymouth, California, we are able to ship wine to adults over 21 years old in many states (sorry folks in AL, MA, MS, ND, NH, PA, VA and UT). Shipping rates vary by size of shipment and destination, but we can ship a case of wine for around $30 in California or $60-65 to East Coast locations.
* A wine is awarded a Gold Medal when the majority of judges on a panel deem it to be worthy of the highest ranking; Double Gold occurs when the judges are unanimous.