Planted in 1869, the Original Grandpère Vineyard is one of the oldest documented Zinfandel vineyards in America. Farmed by only four families over its 150-year history, the vineyard produces a very small amount of fruit each year.
Barbera is an Italian grape variety that made its way to Amador County during the Gold rush of the 1850's and still thrives here today. The variety's natural acidity and deep color make it a great option for blends but also a wonderful stand-alone wine.
A robust component of smoky aromas and flavors give a large personality to this concentrated, ripe and extremely full-bodied wine. It practically spills over with juicy blackberry and boysenberry flavors and has a full but sleek mouthfeel backed by mild tannins
Sourced from a high elevation vineyard in the Fairplay AVA of El Dorado County where the growing seasons are long, wines from this region develop full flavors and intense color. The Josephine soils of Hawk Creek Vineyard produce a Cabernet Franc that is very true to the varietal.
Our Amador Zinfandel is sourced from the diverse blocks of our Estate Vineyard located in the Shenandoah Valley of Amador County. We bring together two of Amador’s traditional grape varieties to compose a wine very similar to what was likely being produced here in the late 1800’s
Very light cherry and strawberry aromas are followed by mild fruit flavors and a slightly gripping texture in this medium-bodied wine. It is delicate and aromatic, with very good acidity and a good alternative to a classic Pinot Noir.
This wine is robust in flavor, appropriately laced with firm tannins and begs for a dry-aged T-bone to pair with. It has a deep color, moderately spicy blackberry aromas, and a firm mouthfeel. Blackberry and subtle blueberry flavors push through on the finish.