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Terra d'Oro SHR Zinfandel 2001

Terra d'Oro SHR Zinfandel 2001

Zinfandel from Sierra Foothills, California

Price: $27.99 $20.98
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Item No. 85797
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

Montevina's 2000 School House Road Zinfandel boasts a fascinating aroma of ripe blackberry and plum fruit with a distinctive roasted aroma reminiscent of syrah-based red wines from the Rhone Valley of France. On the palate, the wine is soft and lushly fruited, with rich, toasty, black fruit flavors. This truly delicious red wine makes an ideal accompaniment to barbecued chicken, roast beef, and grilled steak or lamb.

Before Prohibition, Italian immigrant grapegrowers in California often interplanted different grape varieties and produced "field blended" red wines. Inspired by this tradition, Montevina interplanted 40 acres of its estate vineyard, near an old schoolhouse on Shenandoah School Road in the Shenandoah Valley of Amador County, to 80% zinfandel, 13% petite syrah, and 7% barbera in order to produce this unique, delicious red wine.

Learn About Terra d'Oro Map ItMap It

For more than 150 years, fortune seekers have been lured to California's rugged Sierra Foothills. Though they once came for the gold, these days they come for the wine—Terra d'Oro, to be more specific. Handcrafted from some of Amador County's most historic vineyards, Terra d'Oro wines are rich indeed, full of the character and intensity that perfectly captures the essence of this "Land of Gold."

Learn About Sierra Foothills

Called gold country since the mid-1800's, the Sierra Foothills, located between Sacramento and the Nevada border, was a hot spot for those seeking a gold rush fortune. Some of these settlers brought some European vines with them and somewhere in that mix was the Zinfandel grape. Notable Facts Zinfandel remains the grape of choice here, followed by Rhone Blends. Volcanic...

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Learn About Zinfandel

Zinfandel(ZIN-fahn-dell) American Grape Zinfandel the American - or Californian - grape. Although it's not from America (Croatia has been named its origin), it does seem quite at home in the vineyards of California. During Prohibition, many Zinfandel vines survived as the high-yielding grape was popular both for home winemaking and communion wine, which is...

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