Surrounded by the rolling hills and streams of California’s Gold Country, Renwood Winery specializes in old vine and single vineyard Zinfandels. Our signature wine style emphasizes vibrant fruit and approachability, while underscoring the powerful characteristics of old vine Amador Zinfandel. The winery’s Shenandoah Valley Tasting Room is ideal for relaxing over a glass of wine and enjoying a cheese and wine pairing.
2014 AMADOR COUNTY
County, the 2014 Premier Old Vine Zinfandel epitomizes the elegance and structure that can be derived from well-established vineyards. Bright and highly aromatic with enticing scents of blackberry, cocoa powder, and cola nut, this wine bursts with flavors of ripe dark cherry, rich chocolate, sweet anise, and smoked meat. The layered complexity is complemented by its exceptional weight and balance – a signature Old Vine Zinfandel. Fresh and refined, the plush tannins are flawlessly integrated to add a silky, regal quality to the lingering, velvety finish.
This was one of the earliest harvests on record in Amador County. Our first fruit arrived at the winery on August 11th with the last lots processed on September 26th. We experienced a very early budbreak due to the mild winter, and summer temperatures were warm except for the standard mid-July heat spikes. Complemented by our typical diurnal temperature swings, the grapes ripened extremely evenly, producing phenomenally high quality fruit for a third vintage in a row. The wines from 2014 are vibrant, full-bodied, complex, savory, and maintain exceptional natural acidity. Despite the ongoing drought conditions, the vines held up remarkably well. Vineyard yields were down 20-30% across all varieties resulting in very expressive and multi-dimensional fruit characteristics in all of our wines.