2014 Indian Creek Zinfandel
Satin smooth and simply delicious, this 20 year old vineyard is a shining star in our lineup. Its foundation is firmly built on unrelenting and full-bodied aromas of black plum, cranberry, fig and a touch of white pepper. Bright flavors of cranberry, raspberry and black cherry are complemented with hints of vanilla and cocoa powder. Finely balanced and supported by silky, supple tannins, this wine is an energetic expression from beginning to end. Drink now through 2025.
One of the earliest harvests on record here in Amador County. The first fruit arrive on August 11th with the last lots being processed at Renwood on September 26th. We experienced a very early bud break due to the mild winter. Summer temperatures were warm except for the standard mid-July heat spikes for a period of 7-10 days. Our grapes ripened exceptionally well, and extremely evenly, producing phenomenally high quality fruit for a 3rd vintage in a row. The wines from 2014 are vibrant, full-bodied, complex, savory and maintain exceptional natural acidity. Despite the ongoing drought conditions, the vines held up remarkably well. Vineyard yields were down about 20-30% across all varieties resulting in very expressive and multi-dimensional fruit characteristics in all of the wines.
~ Joe Shebl, Winemaker