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Amador Cellars Zinfandel Amador County 2003

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This wine was produced from 100% Estate Grown Zinfandel - Rocky Point and Westside. It offers flavors of bramble, dark berry and spice with just a touch of oak from barrel aging. It has a strong backbone of tannins that will soften with age. A Silver Medal winner at the recent Amador County Fair, it can be enjoyed immediately; try with pasta and grilled meats - a great barbeque wine.

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Amador Cellars:
Amador Cellars is a unique winery located in the heart of Amador County's lush Shenandoah Valley wine country. Built in 2003 of rice straw and concrete the winery and tasting room conveys Old World architecture and style that emphasizes simplicity, utility and function. Its two foot thick and sixteen foot tall walls impart mass and depth while the roof is covered in corrugated steel that was al... Read more
Amador Cellars is a unique winery located in the heart of Amador County's lush Shenandoah Valley wine country. Built in 2003 of rice straw and concrete the winery and tasting room conveys Old World architecture and style that emphasizes simplicity, utility and function. Its two foot thick and sixteen foot tall walls impart mass and depth while the roof is covered in corrugated steel that was allowed to rust naturally giving the structure a timeless quality. It sits on a knoll overlooking rolling vineyards in the shade of a stand of Valley Oak. A perfect spot for enjoying a picnic and fine wine. At 1,500 feet in elevation on soils derived from decomposed granite our estate vineyards are farmed to yield small crops of extraordinary tasting fruit -- the perfect beginning to vinting great wines. Our wines are made in a style that emphasizes varietal character of the fruit augmented by subtle oak and vanilla flavors from oak barrel aging. All of our winegrape is harvested by hand at the peak of ripeness, fermented in either oak barrels, open top bins or stainless steel tanks for 5 to 12 days and then aged in oak barrels for 8 to 20 months. We focus our attention on varieties that do well in Amador’s warm climate -- Zinfandel, Italian and Rhone Valley varieties. Our winery and tasting room is open to visitors every Wednesday through Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment by calling (209) 245-6150. Celebrate weddings, special events or a special business gathering! Please come join us for wine tasting, beautiful views and an unique Old World wine tasting experience. Read less

External Reviews for Amador Cellars Zinfandel Amador County

External Review
Source: AmericanWinery.com
07/24/2009

This wine was produced from 100% Estate Grown Zinfandel - Rocky Point and Westside. It offers flavors of bramble, dark berry and spice with just a touch of oak from barrel aging. It has a strong backbone of tannins that will soften with age. A Silver Medal winner at the recent Amador County Fair, it can be enjoyed immediately; try with pasta and grilled meats - a great barbeque wine.



This wine was produced from 100% Estate Grown Zinfandel - Rocky Point and Westside. It offers flavors of bramble, dark berry and spice with just a touch of oak from barrel aging. It has a strong backbone of tannins that will soften with age. A Silver Medal winner at the recent Amador County Fair, it can be enjoyed immediately; try with pasta and grilled meats - a great barbeque wine.

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