The Clockspring Zinfandel incorporates some of the younger plantings on the property resulting in moderate alcohol, but it still exhibits the unique depth of flavor, color and structure akin to Amador Zinfandel. The classic ripe varietal berry and black plum flavors as well as the "port-like" aromas are evident in this release. Extended aging in American oak barrels averaging 14 months has softened the harsh tannins and a "moderate" alcohol level for the region enhances drinkability.
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This outstanding 350 acre property is nestled in the Sierra Foothills in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley in Amador County. The original plantings date back to 1973, and grower Frank Alviso employs both organic and dry farming techniques. Clockspring Vineyard is the largest planting of Zinfandel in the region, and it has been the source of many memorable wines for the past 25 years. The average elevation of the vineyard is 1600 feet, and it... View More