Terra d'Oro Zinfandel 2010

Zinfandel from Sierra Foothills, California

Price: $18.99
Item No. 123606
Style: Big & Bold

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.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Terra d'Oro Amador Zinfandel exhibits the classic Sierra Foothills Zinfandel characteristics that are unique to this region. This savory zinfandel displays vibrant aromas of spicy clove, allspice, mocha, dark cherry and hints of vanilla. Flavors of juicy blackberries and plums, white pepper and cinnamon excite the senses with a round mouthfeel of well integrated tannins on the finish.

This wine is rich and powerful, but incredibly well-balanced and pairs well with a multitude of dishes. Terra d'Oro Amador Zinfandel is the perfect complement to chile-glazed flank steak or harissa pork roast.

Blend: 94% Zinfandel, 4% Petite Sirah, 2% Teroldego

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EDY KOEHLER - Port Washington, NY (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(11/5/2013)
Style: Smooth & Supple
We had this wine with pumpkin ravioli and the bold flavors held up nicely to this pasta dish. This is a very drinkable wine. Smooth finish and opens up nicely if given some time.
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William Herholtz - Colorado Springs, CO (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(8/4/2013)
Style: Earth & Spicy
Pair with: Beef > BBQ
This is a great zin value! Bold and spicy with a little fruit and nice soft tannins for a soft but lingering finish
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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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