Terra d'Oro Deaver Ranch Old Vine Zinfandel 2000

Zinfandel from Sierra Foothills, California

Price: $25.99
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The 2012 vintage is available for: $21.99
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Item No. 61247

Winemaker's Notes

The 1998 vintage produced ripe, lush, concentrated red wines in Amador County. Grapes for the Deaver Ranch zin were harvested in late September at approximately 250 Brix. After saignee (drawing off a portion of the free run juice to extract more color and flavor from the skins), the juice was fermented using the rack-and-return method practiced in Bordeaux (draining the tank of juice and then recirculating it over the fallen cap of skins and seeds to enhance color and flavor extraction), and kept in contact with the skins for 14 days. After pressing, the new wine was settled and racked to American oak barrels, 40% new, where it aged for 14 months before being lightly filtered and bottled in April, 2000.

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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