Renwood Clarion Amador County 2010 – From the Sierra Foothills in California’s Amador Country, where the gold rush once raged, we have a masterful red wine creation for you that is truly worth its weight in gold!
Many of the European immigrants who came to this region as pioneers in the early 1850s could not discover gold ore – but the soil offered them completely different riches. Some settlers had an understanding of viticulture and winemaking, and in Gold Country they found precious terroir. By the end of the 1880s more than 100 wineries were already flourishing there, more than in any other Californian region. The once isolated situation kept vine phylloxera as far away as the effects of prohibition. In Amador, historic vineyards with old Zinfandel vines have survived to this day. What a treasure!
Multi-faceted, fruity, concentrated
The Renwood Clarion Amador County 2010 was composed from 75% Zinfandel and 25% Syrah. Its bouquet impresses with an enormous variety of facets: from dried cranberries, ripe black cherries, juicy raspberries and a little strawberry to short pastries, vanilla, cinnamon, white pepper and cloves to the finest oak wood. Your palate can look forward to a wonderfully concentrated and wonderfully aromatic red wine, with present but elegantly rounded tannins and a fresh, not too intense fruit acidity.
We are absolutely thrilled by this drop and give away 92 BELViNi points. Which puts us in the best company: Silver at the Critics Challenge Wine Competition and silver at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition speak for themselves!