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AVA, in Amador County, was settled in 1849 and quickly became a supply centre for the surrounding gold mining camps. However, when the gold began to disappear, so did the people. Settlers had planted vines, which were abundant by the late 1800s. After this section of the Mother Lode experienced mass exodus, it was not until the early 1970s that Fiddletown’s loam soil sported vines again. Today, most of the vineyards are on the region’s southern and western hills. They produce grapes that are less forceful in alcohol with more elegant fruit character than the rest of the valley. The appellation is responsible for about 20% of Amador's production. Sitting between 1,500-2,500 feet elevation, this appellation was recognized as distinct from its surroundings by the BATF in November, 1983. – Description from Appellation America (view original content)

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  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

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    History of the grape: Monastrell is a native of Spain, first grown in Murviedro near Valencia, and was eventually bro...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

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  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

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  • Sobon Estate Zinfandel Fiddletown 2007


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    Wine review by DenZap

  • Sobon Estate Zinfandel Fiddletown 2007


    Balance of this wine is clearly toward the fruit with rich almost sweet berry flavors. Fruit seems more mixed into rather than integrated with the other elements. Strong nose with spices and hints of vanilla. Warm finish. Medium acid, medium tannin, medium body. For the price might be good for parties but needs some work integrating the f... Read More

    Wine review by dynowine

  • Every year, UNLV has a big wine tasting to benefit scholarship for the ... ... the ... Priorat 2005Renwood Fiddletown Zin 2006Renwood Grandpere Zin 2006Summerland Chardonnay 2006Summerland Bien Nacido Chardonnay 2006Summerland Pinot Noir 2007Daou La Capilla Cab 2006Daou La Capilla Celestus 2006Daou La Capilla Old Vine Zin 2007Joseph Carr Char... Read More

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  • Renwood Zinfandel Fiddletown 2006


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    Wine review by VegasOenophile

  • Sobon Estate Zinfandel Fiddletown 2007


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    Wine review by SmokeJumper

  • Sobon Estate Zinfandel Fiddletown 2007


    This is very near what I really like out of a Zin. Lots of fruit, not overly sweet, and kick, kick you butttom. Really digging Amador Co wine, can't wait to do a tasting tour there. Read More

    Wine review by CalKid

  • Domaine de la Terre Rouge Fiddletown Dtr Ranch Syrah 2006


    ruby purples in color, rich dark aromas, dark berries, chocolaty, a powerful, full-bodied wine. Read More

    Wine review by Nicki Gig

  • Domaine de la Terre Rouge Fiddletown Dtr Ranch Syrah 2006


    Deep, dark cherry and baking spices, blackberry notes and a medicinal finish. Very rich and delicious. Read More

    Wine review by mark

  • Sobon Estate Zinfandel Fiddletown 2007


    Sobon is a big favorite of Total Wine Stores. I tried 4 the Zins (they bottle way too many zins to be reliable), and would never buy it again. All were "poor", even for the low price. Read More

    Wine review by StockBoy

  • Shenandoah Zinfandel Spec Reserve 2007


    Jammy with a smidge of spice. Slightly lean in the mouth and a slightly chalky finish. This is pretty good. Read More

    Wine review by solomania9

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