Terra d'Oro Deaver Vineyard Zinfandel 2017
|Region||California, Sierra Foothills, Amador County|
Mild temperatures throughout the growing season allowed for slow even ripening, resulting in rich Zinfandels with fresh fruit characteristics and mature tannins. The Terra d'Oro 2017 Deaver Zinfandel showcases warm, inviting earthy notes of oregano, white pepper, clove, vanilla, black cherry, dark cocoa and smoke on the nose. The palate is invigorated with velvety tannins leading into a balanced midpalate and spicy finish. For a divine pairing, serve the Terra d'Oro 2017 Deaver Zinfandel with a dry-aged rib eye, topped with a horseradish gremolata made of minced parsley, lemon peel and garlic.
Handsome oak aromas and intense old-vine fruitiness combine to give this full-bodied wine extra dimension. Cedar, vanilla and new leather tones crowd the nose, while ripe and soothing berry and cherry flavors coat the palate.
Briary and rustic, with blackberry and dried cherry notes, accented by sweet anise and green peppercorn hints, finishing with grippy tannins. Best after 2019.