Scott Harvey Wines
2010 Old Vine Reserve Zinfandel
California: Amador County
Very highly recommended, today’s wonderful 2010 Amador County Old Vine Zinfandel is such a wonderful, delicious wine, filled with flavor and great character. A worthy follow-up to the previous vintages, today’s wine marks the 5th successive vintage that we’ve featured. As always, winemaker, Scott Harvey delivers a balanced and delicious wine that is sure to please all Zinfandel fans.
If you’ve never tasted an Amador County Zin, you are in for a real treat. The ancient vines from which this wine sprang are still producing remarkable and distinctive fruit. This wine is bright, juicy, complex and very approachable.
Pair with BBQ pork, a garlic rubbed steak, grilled to perfection, or a spicy roasted chicken.
Perfect ruby hues with a clear and slightly darker core. At the edge of the wine, a wide band of pink runs a circle around the wine. When swirled, tall, skinny, wine-colored tears run quickly down to the wine below.
Sweet and jammy, with sweet spice and earthy aromatics that give the wine a very appealing balance on the nose. The more you spin, the more it comes alive, with aromas of blackberry, blueberry, black cherry, sweet brown brown spice, sweet pipe tobacco, dark chocolate, cranberry and black pepper
Delicious blackberry, cherry, raspberry and wild strawberry provide the initial rush of sweet flavors. These are underpinned by young blueberry, sweet tobacco leaf, cigar box, dark chocolate and dark dried flower petals.
Very long and very flavorful, the wine finishes with dark berry fruit. A soft mineral-infused dryness spreads from the edges of the palate, inward, eventually drying the entire palate.