Amador County

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  • Our grapes are from one of the top growers in California, Ann Kramer in Sutter Creek. Primitivo is our Italian expression of Cal-Ital Zinfandel and is known in Italy for its range of styles from Northern to Southern Italy. Shake Ridge Ranch, elevation of 1600-1800 feet, with deep, well-drained, river rap rock, mixed with Sierra Shale gives a lean and vibrant wine. Crisp, crunchy cherry and blackberry flavors. The aging in American Oak results in a soft vanilla elegance. Enjoy the aromatics of tart strawberries, vanilla, and stone with undertones of mild Italian herbs and coffee. Our first release of a Primitivo, with only enough for our special wine club members. Flavors of firm black cherry, violet and graphite. Tim could not stop thinking about what foods to pair-he recommends herb roasted chicken, crispy quail, braised rabbit cacciatore.
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  • This vibrant wine shows how well this grape variety does in Amador County. It melds beautiful, pure, almost jammy aromas and flavors with a rich, layered and soothing texture. The color is quite dark, the aromas drip blackberry and boysenberry, the flavors are deep and the mouthfeel broad.
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  • The inspiration for this wine comes from spending time in Piemonte, Portalupi’s favorite part of the world where the Portalupi family hales from. This spectacular Old World style wine is a tribute to the great Barberas of Piemonte, Italy. Grapes for our 2017 Riserva Barbera grapes come from one of the most highly sought after vineyards in California. Shake Ridge Ranch is located in the Sierra Foothills along a ridge 1,650–1,810 feet above sea level, overlooking the town of Sutter Creek. Renowned grower, Ann Kraemer is one of the most highly respected figures in the wine world. Handcrafted with influences of Italian winemaking practises, the barrel regime is 18 months in 50% new and 50% 1 year Hungarian Red Oak Barrels. Very Limited 45 cases. Hints of licorice, dark plum and cumin intermingle in the aromatics. Flavors of black figs, cranberry and mushrooms are held together with firm acidity giving the wine again potential to 2026.
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  • Gorgeous Zinfandel from the famed Shake Ridge Ranch in Amador County. This wine toes the line of opulence and juiciness without going overboard. Juicy dark berry flavors, hints of cola and mocha, good acid and a rich mouthfeel highlight this exceptionally well made Zinfandel.
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