2013 Premier Old Vine Zinfandel
Comprised entirely of Zinfandel, the 2013 Premier Old Vine Zinfandel is beautiful and dark, with glints of ruby red. Blended from 50 individual lots of Old Vine Zinfandel and aged 16 months in the finest French oak, the resulting wine is intriguing and sumptuous. Chocolate, raspberry and vanilla bean greet you on the nose, followed by bright red fruit flavors. Both powerful and refined, the finesse of this wine makes it perfect for an every day sip, or a special meal. An opulent wine, enjoy now and for the next 3-5 years.
–Joe Shebl, Winemaker
The 2013 vintage was a grand slam and the best Amador has experienced in 15 years, and a Gold Winner in the 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Temperatures during the day stayed moderate, and we continued to experience the dramatic diurnal swings where nighttime lows dipped as low as the upper 40’s, providing the perfect conditions for optimal acid development. Grapes ripened evenly, and phenolic development across all varieties was stunning. Veraison occurred a few weeks early which allowed the grapes an exceptional amount of hang-time, ripening to excellence. The resulting wines are deep and concentrated, and will be enjoyed for years to come.