Folie a Deux Amador County Zinfandel 2003

Zinfandel from California

Item No. 92408
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

Upon first taste it is profoundly clear why after nearly a century and a half, Zinfandel vineyards are still being planted throughout Amador County. This wine is full, ripe, rich, and downright big without being out of balance. A foundation of dark berry fruit is built upon with wood tannin and spice. The nose bursts with stewed blackberries and vanilla beans. Intense flavors of blackberry laced with anise, mint, and cracked white pepper slide across your palate leaving a generous smooth mouthfeel.

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Co-owners are ex-psychiatrists. Folie a Deux literally means ''a madness shared by two.'' They're located two miles north of St. Helena and focus on Cabernet, Zinfandel, Syrah and Sangiovese. They also produce a fun white called ''Menage a Trois'' which is a blend of Muscat Cannelli, Cahrdonnay and Chenin Blanc.

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California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label: Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to...

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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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