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2018 Terra d'Oro Zinfandel

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Regular price $16.98


The 2018 Terra d’Oro Sierra Foothills Zinfandel displays the classic characteristics unique to this region. Enticing aromas of clove, cinnamon, anise and dark fruits are accompanied by hints of pastry, dried oregano, thyme and fresh dough notes that round out the intense aromatics. This boasts an elegant entry with a generous, juicy midpalate and a long finish. Bold and intriguing, the 2018 Terra d’Oro Sierra Foothills Zinfandel is truly a taste of its region.

 

Hand-selected grapes from Amador vineyards comprise the Terra d’Oro County Zinfandel.   92% of the grapes are sourced from Terra d'Oro estate vineyards with  shallow topsoils, granite hardpan.  The hot summer days and cool summer nights help for complexity and vigor with this stalwart varietal.   The Terra d’Oro vineyards receive optimal sunlight and produce generous and delicious fruit. 

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Terra d'Oro is home of the first post-Prohibition winery in Amador County, established over 50 years ago.   Terra d’Oro was a pioneer in helping re-establish the region’s production of fine wine.   Today, Terra d’Oro is acclaimed for its elegant red wines and aromatic white wines, all crafted from our 800+ acres of sustainably farmed vineyards.

The name Terra d’Oro (Italian for “land of gold”) perfectly reflects the Amador region’s richness of its history, its natural resources and its wines.

In the 1850s, the discovery of the famous “Mother Lode” here in the Sierra foothills attracted prospectors from around the world seeking their fortune in gold. Some chose to plant vineyards instead, to satisfy the thirst of the thousands of miners, and soon after, to make a living as the gold mines began to run dry. Many of these were Italian pioneers who planted primarily Zinfandel and Italian varietals that thrived in the region’s granite and iron-rich volcanic soils.

By the 1890s, Amador County wine had replaced gold as the region’s most precious resource, with 100+ wineries—more than any other region in California—within its borders. But just as the mines had run dry a few decades before, the wineries also ran dry with the arrival of Prohibition in the 1920s, and they were compelled to shut their doors and leave many of the vines untended.

But the region’s reputation for its winegrapes didn’t die. Some 50 years later, as founder/winemaker Cary Gott staked his claim and crafted his first wines in Amador, he selected the name Terra d’Oro as a fitting tribute to the region’s history, the Italian pioneers who first planted vines here, and the rich character and intensity of the region’s wines.

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  • Unless your delivery address is on the West Coast, we strongly discourage you from selecting “Ground Service” as your shipping method. During the winter and summer months, weather conditions (temperature) and longer delivery times can often result in the spoilage of your order. It doesn’t make sense to invest in fine wines and then take the chance of ruining them due environmental factors during transit (faster and safer delivery generally isn’t much more expensive). We don’t make an additional profit on accelerated delivery, but we frequently recommend faster shipping options to our customers outside the West Coast.
  • You must be 21 years of age to order or receive alcoholic beverages.  Any shipments containing alcoholic beverages are sent with an “Adult Signature Required” sticker, and the common carrier that delivers our merchandise is required to ask and check for identification upon delivery. This means that an adult will have to be present at the time of delivery.  Please consider shipping to an office address.
  • During periods of extreme weather, we attempt to ship wines at the beginning of each week in order to get shipments to you before the weekend. This is because we have no control over the temperature conditions at our freight carriers’ warehouses. The result may be that your shipment doesn’t go out the day that you place an order.
  • We ship by Fedex or Fedex Ground. Our prices include packaging materials. Insurance may be available for an additional charge.
  • Vintage Wine Merchants, Inc. will arrange for shipment on behalf of the buyer, to an address specified by the buyer, provided that Vintage Wine Merchants, Inc. in its sole judgment believes that such shipment will not subject Vintage Wine Merchants, Inc. to the risk of any sort of legal action or other harm. If a buyer lives in a state where the direct shipment of wine by Vintage Wine Merchants, Inc. violates the law, we suggest that the buyer provide an alternative address in another state or have their wine shipped to a third-party storage facility in a direct shipping-friendly state.
  • Various states impose limitations on the quantity of alcoholic beverages that may be purchased and brought into their jurisdiction by a purchaser from another state without requiring the purchaser, a seller or shipper to possess certain licenses or permits. Vintage Wine Merchants, Inc. does not, as a condition of sale, assume any obligation nor bear any responsibility whatsoever for applying or obtaining any permits or licenses. Therefore, we recommend that you investigate the possibility of such limitations, and determine the manner in which alcoholic beverages shall be brought into your state from California, so as to comply with all of your state’s requirements.
  • Wine shipping rules in the United States are controlled by the state you live in. We do not ship wine to the following states at this time:
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Vintage Wine Merchants
377 Santana Row, Suite 1135
San Jose, CA 95128
408-260-1115

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