Sunday, May 1, 2011

AMADOR Foothill Shenadoah Valley Zinfandel

How many different expressions of Zinfandel wine are there?
How many different Zinfandel wineries are there?

Amador Foothill Ferreo Vineyard Shenandoah Valley 2006 Zinfandel, $20.00-$22.99, 88 points, is almost a  ZINFANDEL Rosé, with a ruby color, an earthy nose, a light body with a hint of spritz, and a finish of East-spice. This is no kind of Zinfandel I've ever tried, more like a French red-wine of HAUT-MEDOC than a Californian Zinfandel.
I liked this wine, quaff-able, delicate, and mildly floral, but again, this is not what you or I might expect from a Californian Zinfandel.
The Amador Foothill handles the 14.5% alcohol easily, and paired well with a spinach-artichoke dip with a meaty flat-bread.


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