Scott Harvey 2006 Zinfandel Old Vine

Scott Harvey’s 2006 Old Vine Reserve Zinfandel is a blend of fruit from the DeMille/Norton Vineyard of the Shenandoah Valley and the Steinberg Vineyard of Fiddleton, both located in the Sierra Foothills’ Amador County. These sites both produce small bunches of fruit with high extraction that express the characteristic Amador County Zinfandel terrior. Made in Scott Harvey’s signature old-world style with balance of flavor, the use of French oak, and structural tannins in mind, the 2006 Old Vine Reserve Zinfandel shows incredible complexity and “first growth” quality. The Beverage Tasting Institute awards this wine 94 Points-Exceptional plus a Gold Medal: “Aromas of plum pie and licorice drops follow through on a round, supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body with dark cherry, vanilla bean, and mint leaf notes. Finishes with a rich, chewy berry, and spice fade. Fantastic flavor and balance make this a pleasure to sip or pair with spicier Asian or Latin meat dishes.” Winemaker Scott Harvey calls this wine a briary Zinfandel with deep raspberry, allspice, cloves and cinnamon, balanced with a center of curry and bright currants. [+]