2010 Renwood 'Flutist' Zinfandel Amador

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The golden sunshine of the Sierra Foothills is responsible for the ripe opulence of this single vineyard bird of liquid paradise. Chocolate-covered espresso beans, roses, holiday spice and Zinberry (it's real, we promise) help this fledgling beauty take flight. Only available through the winery or in our catalog's esteemed pages, a few bottles of this will have your taste buds soaring on the wings of eagles.

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Renwood was founded by Robert Smerling in 1993 in Plymouth, California's Gold Country. However, Renwood has become so closely associated with great old-vine Zinfandel that the winery seems much older. In 2011, the winery was purchased by a group of investors, principally Alejandro Pedro Bulgheroni and Argentinian wine veteran Carlos Pulenta.

Today Renwood grows and sources grapes from over 400 rolling acres in Amador County. While Zinfandel is the specialty, Petite Sirah, Alicante, Mourvèdre, and Barbera are also produced. The winemaker here is Joe Shebl, who began his career at Renwood in 1999, later left to establish himself as a consultant, then returned in 2013. Old-vine Amador Zinfandel and Barbera are the showstoppers at this storied estate.

David Crippen
Country of Origin:
United States
Amador County
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Zinfandel
Alcohol %:
SKU #:
750 ml Bottle