Andis Wines Rates 93 points
With winemaking, we follow one rule - to produce wines with a distinct sense of place. Or as I like to say, great wines taste like they come from somewhere. Lesser wines taste as they could be from anywhere.
Our Estate Winemaker, Mark Fowler, and I work with two internationally recognized winemaking consultants - Philippe Melka and Maayan Koschitzky, partners at Atelier Melka, who assist us with making sure this standard is met.
And we’re proud to note, it is.
Our mission to produce quality wines was most recently recognized by Wine Enthusiast, three of our wines receiving a 93 point rating.
As seen in Feb/March 2023 Wine Enthusiast Buying Guide…
93 pts Andis 2020 Petite Sirah (Sierra Foothills)
This full-bodied, generous wine has lots to give and will offer even more as it ages. Notes convey plump black plum, blackberry, dried black cherry, fresh and dried violets, and chocolate. Hints of spice meat and barnyard add depth and complexity, making the wine both fun and interesting.
93 pts Andis 2020 Shake Ridge Ranch Reserve Zinfandel (Sierra Foothills)
This very layered wine is almost naughty in its decadence and deliciousness. Plump ripe fruit notes of bright red cherry, black plum and boysenberry join with complementary tones of vanilla, nutmeg, black tea, chocolate, black olive and game meat. Tannins are mouth coating yet smooth. The finish provides a lingering integration of aromas and flavors.
93 Andis 2020 Cabernet Franc (Sierra Foothills)
While enjoyable now, this wine will only get better with time. Currently, barrel aromas lead, with notes of fresh cedar, vanilla, star anise, cinnamon stick and chocolate. These override beautiful fruits and florals of boysenberry, blackberry, fig and violets. Tannins are still a bit tightly wound but the potential of this wine to age with elegance and grace is obvious.
90 pts Andis 2020 Di Stasio Vineyard Reserve Old Vine Zinfandel (Sierra Foothills)
This is a big red wine that’s not overly bold or boisterous about it. Concentrated aromas and flavors bring forth notes of black cherry, chocolate, boysenberry, plum, clove, toasted wood, black tea, fennel fronds, cinnamon stick and cola. Tannins are firm and grippy, adding textural integrity. A pleasant acidity ensures freshness from start to finish.