2017 Creekside Zinfandel
The Creekside Vineyard was planted soon after the repeal of Prohibition in the mid-1930s. These old vines consistently produce beautiful bunches of complex fruit yielding an excellent zinfandel. The 2017 vintage was yet again a hot one. Vines ripened faster than we could pick them. This led to a vintange with intense fruit and dark color. This is a classic Amador Co. zin that is full bodied and spicy.
Creekside is a 7.5 acre vineyard lying atop decomposed granite soil (Sierra soil) and along a creek-bed that runs during the rainy season. The vineyard faces southwest benefitting from day-long sun exposure and gentle breezes. The vines are naturally stressed due to dry farming and head pruning techniques.
Aromas of cherries, red licorice, cola, and tobacco greet the nose. On the palate, cherries, cola, and black pepper combine with balance of oak to form a full bodied zestful zinfandel.