2014 Premier Old Vine Zinfandel


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Vintage: 2014 One of the earliest harvests on record here in Amador County. The first fruit arrived on August 11th with the last lots being processed at Renwood on September 26th. We experienced a very early bud break due to the mild winter. Summer temperatures were warm except for the standard mid-July heat spikes for a period of 7-10 days. Our grapes ripened exceptionally well, and extremely evenly, producing phenomenally high quality fruit for a 3rd vintage in a row. The wines from 2014 are vibrant, full-bodied, complex, savory and maintain exceptional natural acidity. Despite the ongoing drought conditions, the vines held up remarkably well. Vineyard yields were down about 20-30% across all varieties resulting in very expressive and multi-dimensional fruit characteristics in all of the wines. ~ Joe Shebl, Winemaker