Red Wines    Zinfandel    Sierra Foothills    California   
Wine.com - Buy wines, wine clubs, gift baskets and more
My Rating (circle) :
Date Printed: 4/21/2014
Terra d'Oro SHR Zinfandel 2000
Terra d'Oro SHR Zinfandel 2000
(search item no. 78384)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/21/2014: $16.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Tasting Panel rating: 94 points

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.

My Notes:

Additional wines from Terra d'Oro:

About Terra d'Oro:

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."