2006 Old Vines Zinfandel
Clockspring Vineyard, Amador County
Clockspring Vineyard, organically farmed in Amador County’s Shenandoah Valley, yields a bold Zinfandel with rich black cherry and raspberry fruit complemented by hints of earth and spice that add to its complexity. The vineyard’s namesake is a retired cattle brand that was used on the property prior to “enlightenment.”
1,288 cases produced.
Oak Cooperage 11 months in French Oak
Retail Price: $20.00
Acclaim (2004 vintage):
"Keyed on good, well-ripened, blackberry fruit from first sniff all the way through to the end, this keenly defined Zin leaves no doubt at all as to its varietal makings. It is moderately full in body with early suppleness followed up by scant tannins and an acidy tang, but if its acids are hard to ignore, so too is the energy that they bring. Give it a couple of years, then pair it with sausages simmered in red sauce."
- Connoisseur's Guide to California Wine, May 2007
'Displays the deep purplish red colour typical of this area. Aromas of cherries, blackberry, rustic earth and raisins jump out of the glass and are followed by cocoa, cherry, ripe black fruit flavours. Good firm acids with hints of spice lead to a lingering finish."
- Will Krutzmann, CSW, "The Wine Press", Monday Magazine, April 26 - May 2, 2007