"Our popularly priced Amador County Zinfandel comes from 40-60 year old head pruned vines. These vineyards are planted on our beautiful, rolling mountain sites that have the classic, vermilion-colored, Amador decomposed granite soil. The finished wine has full black cherry and blackberry fruit aromas with a beautiful balance and a big, sumptuous, and juicy mouth feel. It also presents complex spicy aromas, with a nice creamy texture derived from the 10 months time it receives in French oak barrels. This wine has become our popular, but serious cru Beaujolais-styled Zinfandel that has found its way on to many great restaurant lists across North America where it is often listed "by the glass". It is consistently rated one of the top Zinfandels in its class and one of the best value Zins available. Although drinkable now, it gains complexity with bottle age.