Posts Tagged Amador County

2009 Terra d’Oro Aglianico, Amador County

This ancient varietal, first planted in Italy more than 2,000 years ago, offers up a nose of pickling spices, a sharp note of pectin and light red fruits. The fruit brightens up in the mouth, leading to a moderate, earthy finish. This red would pair... Read more

2009 Terra d’Oro Barbera, Amador County

A deep, nearly opaque dark plum color. At first whiff, lots of cinnamon stick wafts from the glass, joined by dark and briary crushed berries and menthol. Soft as velvet in the mouth, it invites the next sip. A balanced wine, with fine tannins.... Read more

2008 Terra d’Oro Sangiovese, Amador County

Light ruby in color and nearly transparent. The captivating nose displays dried cherry and an abundance of dried field herbs, with notes of polished leather. Ample acidity keeps the wine juicy in the mouth, picking up chocolate and earth notes at... Read more

2008 St. Amant Tempranillo, Amador County

Opaque purple/ruby color. A dark floral note swirls around the leather, spice and dark fruits. It’s mouth-filling and creamy, leading to ripe dark fruit and an impression of milk chocolate at the finish. It’s not your Spanish grandfather’s... Read more

2003 J. Runquist Barbera, Cooper Vineyard

A lushly oaked wine, showing clove, cinnamon, licorice and chocolate to complement the sweet black plum fruit. Nicely layered. A crowd pleaser. MSRP: $17.99 (June 2005) Wine Lines rating: 90 Group:... Read more

2003 Joel Gott Zinfandel, Amador County

A rich nose of brown sugar, raisins and allspice. Lavish oak on the finish, and a long after-flavor. MSRP: $24.99 (March 2005) Wine Lines rating: 89 Group:... Read more