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Terra d'Oro Amador County Zinfandel 2010

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This savory zinfandel displays vibrant aromas of spicy clove, allspice, mocha, dark cherry and hints of vanilla. Flavors of juicy blackberries and plums, white pepper and cinnamon excite the senses with a round mouthfeel of well integrated tannins on the finish. This wine is rich and powerful, but incredibly well-balanced and pairs well with a multitude of dishes.

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Member Reviews for Terra d'Oro Amador County Zinfandel

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Snooth User: Zuiko
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Vintage: 2008 12/27/2012

This is a great followup to their 2006 zin. It is spicy and rich with nice complexity and excellent fruit. As nice as Montevina's 1978 zinfandels. Excellent value in red wine. My rating - 93 At the end of 2012 this wine is fading fast. Drink now!


External Reviews for Terra d'Oro Amador County Zinfandel

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
Vintage: 2012 02/19/2015

Amador County in the Sierra Foothills is home to some of the earliest Zinfandel plantings in California. Gold rush pioneers planted it in the mid-1800's and Zin has been grown there ever since. And conditions are ideal with a beautiful warm climate and rocky soils with good drainage. Terra D'Oro head trains and spur prunes all of it's Zinfandel vines to keep yields low. The grapes are hand picked and lots go into the crusher and are bled off to further enhance extraction and concentration. During fermentation the tanks are drained and refilled three times to extract maximum color and flavor. The wine is then aged 16 months in Hungarian, French and American oak barrels. The finished wine shows sweet, ripe flavors and zesty spice. Black plums, wild blackberries, molasses, cinnamon and vanilla flavors wash over the palate and linger. It's a distinctive and vibrant wine. A Wine Express favorite!


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Source: WineExpress.com
Vintage: 2012 06/17/2015

Amador County in the Sierra Foothills is home to some of the earliest Zinfandel plantings in California. Gold rush pioneers planted it in the mid-1800's and Zin has been grown there ever since. And conditions are ideal with a beautiful warm climate and rocky soils with good drainage. Terra D'Oro head trains and spur prunes all of it's Zinfandel vines to keep yields low. The grapes are hand picked and lots go into the crusher and are bled off to further enhance extraction and concentration. During fermentation the tanks are drained and refilled three times to extract maximum color and flavor. The wine is then aged 16 months in Hungarian, French and American oak barrels. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored this 90 points saying "A bright character comes through in this full-bodied wine. A distinctive fruit component reminiscent of strawberry and rhubarb comes with savory herbal accents that unfold on the palate and on the finish. Firm tannins and good acidity keep it balanced." A Wine Express favorite!


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
Vintage: 2008 02/06/2012

Zinfandel vines arrived in Amador County along with the gold rush pioneers in the mid-1800's and Zin has been grown there ever since under ideal warm-climate conditions. Terra D'Oro head trains and spur prunes all of it Zinfandel vines to lower yields and concentrate flavors. Hand selected lots go into the crusher and are then bled off to further enhance extraction and intensity. Aging takes place in Hungarian, French and American oak barrels for thirteen months. The resulting wine shows sweet, ripe flavors along with zesty spice. Black plums, wild blackberries, molasses, cinnamon and vanilla flavors wash over your tongue. A real treat that work beautifully with barbecue and rich foods. A great value wine.



This savory zinfandel displays vibrant aromas of spicy clove, allspice, mocha, dark cherry and hints of vanilla. Flavors of juicy blackberries and plums, white pepper and cinnamon excite the senses with a round mouthfeel of well integrated tannins on the finish. This wine is rich and powerful, but incredibly well-balanced and pairs well with a multitude of dishes.

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