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Date Printed: 7/10/2014
Terra d'Oro Zinfandel 2005
Terra d'Oro Zinfandel 2005
(search item no. 94904)
The Wine News rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 7/10/2014: $14.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2007 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 88 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
1996 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Terra d'Oro 2005 Zinfandel is a shining example of Amador Zinfandel. Montevina doesn't have to coerce character and spice from the fruit, nor do they beat it back. Dark berry fruit is generously seasoned with characteristic Shenandoah spice. American oak lends molasses and barbecue sauce and French oak adds vanilla and cinnamon to a balanced lingering finish.

Sweet and spicy are two classic culinary combinations. Montevina's chefs match many of their favorite dishes with this classic Zinfandel, ranging from barbeque short ribs in chipotle dipping sauce to pan-seared filet mignon to just an old fashioned juicy cheeseburger.

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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."