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Bantam Cellars Vermentino Amador County 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Quite intense mineral, almond, pear and light spiced white peach fruit on the nose. This is lovely and balanced on the nose. Good acids, a touch grapey fruit, quite grapey in fact but with lemon shaded juicy Asian pear notes that are rich and satisfying. Finishes with a touch of raspy mineral, a hint of gooseberry and surprising length. A delicious wine perfect for casual sipping and light fair. 88pts

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Winery: Bantam Cellars
Color: White
Varietal: Vermentino
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Bantam Cellars:
The newest winery and tasting room in Amador County is the countrified Bantam Cellars, located right along Shenandoah Road in a recently built tin-roofed barn. They currently make four estate-grown wines, with a bent toward Italian-style reds. The tasting room is a replica of a 100-year-old Plymouth barn found just down the road. Inside is a spacious room paneled with Douglas-fir and cedar. T... Read more
The newest winery and tasting room in Amador County is the countrified Bantam Cellars, located right along Shenandoah Road in a recently built tin-roofed barn. They currently make four estate-grown wines, with a bent toward Italian-style reds. The tasting room is a replica of a 100-year-old Plymouth barn found just down the road. Inside is a spacious room paneled with Douglas-fir and cedar. The tasting island is made of rich walnut wood, and a crystal chandelier hangs overhead. According to co-owner Jonna Cobb, “It is my goal to bring Amador back to its wine roots with Bantam Cellars -- good country living, chickens in the yard, good friends, good food, fabulous wine and great times with lots of relaxed and friendly hospitality.” They certainly have a good time here making their “Coop D’Ville” blend, Primitivo, Zinfandel and Viognier wines. Winemaker and co-owner Garth Cobb brings with him experience from Karly Winery, where he and his family produce Rhone varietals along with Amador Zinfandel. Informal tours are available. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Bantam Cellars Vermentino Amador County

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.50 5
07/31/2009

Quite intense mineral, almond, pear and light spiced white peach fruit on the nose. This is lovely and balanced on the nose. Good acids, a touch grapey fruit, quite grapey in fact but with lemon shaded juicy Asian pear notes that are rich and satisfying. Finishes with a touch of raspy mineral, a hint of gooseberry and surprising length. A delicious wine perfect for casual sipping and light fair. 88pts


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4.00 5
07/30/2009

Dry, with light clay and herbal aromas adorned with a hint of stone fruits. It's clean and dry with a hint of spice, a bit of a bitterness that is green, like pine nettles, and pleasant.


Snooth User: Philip James
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3.50 5
08/02/2009

Quince and almonds on the nose. Very crisp and mineral. There's a subtle oiliness (almost creaminess) to the wine, which gives it good character. Spice on the tart finish. Very food friendly, enjoyed it with pasta in a pancetta and tomato sauce. Also, this wine held us exceptionally well in the fridge, and was still good 4 days later.



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