Scott Harvey Wines
2011 Vineyard 1869 Old Vine Zinfandel
Zinfandel •Vineyard 1869
California: Amador County
Master of Zin
Today’s Scott Harvey Wines 2011 Vineyard 1869 Old Vine Zinfandel is sourced from the Oldest Zinfandel Vines in America, planted over 140 years ago. Unlike some other varietals, these ancient vines continue to impart distinct character and flavor to their fruit as they mature.
These old vines are located in the Amador County AVA, which is nestled in California’s once gold-rich Sierra Foothills. This area has been called California’s last great undiscovered wine growing region, and has the perfect climate and soil structure for growing Zinfandel. Deeply flavored, yet incredibly approachable and well balanced, today’s wine is a perfect representation of Old Vine Zinfandel.
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A deep crimson red.
Lush, concentrated aromas of fruit greet you on the nose, highlighted by fresh blackberry, raspberry, and red currant. The fruit flavors are rounded out by white peppercorn, sweet tobacco leaf, coffee bean, freshly tilled earth, lavender, and a hint of licorice.
Deeply flavored, the old vine complexity shines through on the palate. Dark blackberry, wild strawberry, and boysenberry are layered overtop dried Mission fig, coffee bean, mushroomy earth, violets, cherry cola, cherry European licorice, and hints of pomegranate.
A very well balanced wine with a quiet elegance. Fresh fruit flavors linger throughout the finish, with a touch of cranberry at the very end.
Steelhead trout, wrapped in cherry wood smoked bacon.
What the Winery Says
Produced 100% from the Harvey Vineyard, America’s oldest Zinfandel Vineyard documented as existing in 1869. Vineyard 1869 was planted in the days when horses were used for cultivation. This ancient vineyard is non-irrigated, stand alone head pruned vines that fully express the Amador Zinfandel terror. These gnarly old vines are 140 years old and create a fantastic wine with great complexity and old vine characteristics!
Wine Enthusiast Review A pleasing, complex Zin from the oldest documented Zin vineyard in California, which has belonged to Scott Harvey since 1984. Dusty, with a hint of mint, this structured, berry-flavored wine is medium in weight, with a licorice undertone.
- Scott Harvey
- Amador County, California
- Vineyard 1869
- Vine Age
- 142 years old
- Fruit Variety
- 95% Zinfandel, 5% Syrah
About the Winery
Scott Harvey Wines are made of the best varietals from the terroir of Amador County, California. These worldly wines include an Old Vine Zinfandel, a Syrah (Rhone), a Barbera (Italian) and a Port (Portuguese). Scott’s roots are in Amador County which has allowed him to develop considerable expertise with these varietals.