Portalupi 2017 Zinfandel, Shake Ridge Ranch, Amador County
Vineyard: Shake Ridge Ranch
Appellation: Amador County, Shenandoah Valley in the Sierra Foothills
Soil Type: Deep, well-drained, river rap rock
Harvest: 9/31/2017, 5 tons, 26.0 Brix, 395 cases
Production: Aged 14 months, 40 % New American Oak, 40% 1 year, 20% 2 year. Unfined
Tasting notes: Classic foothill Zinfandel style with bright acidity coupled with flavors of raspberry, vanilla and white pepper. Medium tannins lead to a round, glyceroly mouthfeel. Warm and inviting, begging for a great BBQ.
Our 2017 Zinfandel grapes come from one of the most highly sought after vineyards in California. Shake Ridge Vineyard is located in the Sierra Foothills along a ridge 1,650–1,810 feet above sea level, overlooking the town of Sutter Creek. Renowned grower, Ann Kraemer is one of the most highly respected figures in the wine world.