2015 Waypoint 'Shake Ridge' Zinfandel Amador County


There are plenty of heavy hitters [Helen Keplinger and Andy Erickson, for example] who look to Ann Kraemer’s Shake Ridge as the gold standard in Amador County. No one does it better. Our 2015 Zin from her jewel of a vineyard is flat-out the best we’ve ever released, which is saying something. Boysenberries, black cherries, new leather, and a hint of white pepper make for one succulent mouthful of wine. You can’t miss here.

Gentle reader, it may surprise you to learn that many of the Napa Valley’s finest, highest-scoring wineries make wine from purchased fruit, and own no vineyards. Bond, Realm, and Schrader all fit this profile. Waypoint represents our relentless effort to stand shoulder to shoulder with this elite group of producers. With all of the mutually beneficial friendships and connections we’ve built over 22 years, we have no shortage of contacts with prime fruit to sell. In 2013, these networks paid off in the greatest way. Enter Tim Milos, our master oenologist and winemaker, who recently scored his first 100 point wine in The Wine Advocate. Tim makes all of our wines, from the Justice trio on down to Broken Spur. We know how talented he is, with an enviable CV featuring the likes of S. Anderson, Opus One, Rubissow, Girard, and Cliff Lede. Now it’s your turn to see what he can do, with these three STUNNING single-vineyard Cabernets. We’re offering them as a collectible 3-pack, for a special price for a limited time. You can only buy these wines here.

Tim Milos
15 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 70% new
Country of Origin:
United States
Amador County
Shake Ridge
Total Varietal Composition %:
95% Zinfandel and 5% Petite Sirah
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