Renwood Winery Fiddletown Zinfandel 2005

Zinfandel from Sierra Foothills, California

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Item No. 97365
  • WS90
Style: Earthy & Spicy

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

The 2005 Fiddletown Zinfandel offers aromas and flavors that best express the appellation. These wines always have a characteristic note of pine and cedar. The red fruit aromas are distinct and the lush and vibrant flavors linger on the palate. The aging in small oak barrels helps mellow the wine, and gives a finish with holiday spice, toasted hazelnut and vanilla notes.

The Fiddletown appellation is the oldest AVA (American Viticultural Appellation) in Amador County, California. The vineyards have a higher elevation (up to 1,800 feet) and enjoy the perfect combination of hot days and cooler nights – more so than most Amador County vineyards. These growing conditions allow for maximum ripeness and balance in the fruit. Many feel that these are the best grapes in Amador County.

"A genuine Zinfandel, intense and appealingly rustic. Wild berry, dusty clay and fresh licorice aromas, with tart, minerally boysenberry and smoky pepper flavors. The tannins suggest there's no hurry. Best from 2009 through 2012."
-Wine Spectaotr

Critical Acclaim

"A genuine Zinfandel, intense and appealingly rustic. Wild berry, dusty clay and fresh licorice aromas, with tart, minerally boysenberry and smoky pepper flavors. The tannins suggest there's no hurry. Best from 2009 through 2012. 2,573 cases made. "
90 Points

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(9/13/2010)
Strong nose of anise / black licorice made it difficult to enjoy. It did even out about half an hour after opening.
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Surrounded by some of America's oldest Zinfandel vineyards, Renwood Winery is located in the picturesque California foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Renwood produces world-class award winning wines from Amador County and the Sierra Foothills. Boston native Robert Smerling founded Renwood in 1993. Mr. Smerling fell in love with Amador County"s rich history and magnificent...

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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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