Amador County is in the heart of California’s Gold Rush country and a vital piece of the state’s proud wine history. West of the majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range, the sun drenched granite foothills are home to some of the state’s finest old vine Zinfandel plantings, many of which survived Prohibition and still produce exemplary fruit at 120+ years of age. The hot sunny days turn cool at night from the Sierra Nevada breezes, slowing the ripening process and retaining precious acidity in the grapes. These ancient vines produce fruit of the finest character and we are proud to showcase their potential with the 2014 Boschetti Zinfandel.
Dark crimson in color, the nose showcases wild berry fruit framed by nuances of spice, black pepper, and worn leather. The palate is dense with rich blackberry and boysenberry flavors dusted with black peppercorn and earth that showcase classic old vine balance. The harmony of the ripe tannin and acid continues through the finish, allowing nuances of vanilla and grilled herbs to mingle beautifully with the luscious fruit.