The Story of Renwood
Renwood, California Zinfandel, 2012
$14 at Astoria Park Wine and Spirits
Wine Makers notes
Aromas of fresh cherries and plum jam greet you in the glass, followed by hints of dried oregano. This Zinfandel is ultra-soft on the palate and balanced with mouth-watering acidity. Packed with distinct flavors of strawberry preserves, raspberry, and even a touch of pluot, this wine is a lovely example of California’s native varietal.
Surrounded by some of America's oldest Zinfandel vineyards, Renwood Winery is located in the picturesque California foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Renwood produces world-class award winning wines from Amador County and the Sierra Foothills. Boston native Robert Smerling founded Renwood in 1993. Mr. Smerling fell in love with Amador County’s rich history and magnificent vineyards. A plan was set in place to build one of America's premier Zinfandel wineries.
Wine production has grown from 2,500 cases in 1993 to over 100,000 cases today. The critics all agree Renwood produces consistently exceptional wines that cover the spectrum from big, bold, jammy Zins to wonderfully balanced Syrahs and Barberas.
Renwood's Grandpere Zinfandel which comes from their Grandpere Vineyards is the oldest known clone of Zinfandel in America. All grapes are handpicked and fermented in small lots, then aged in oak barrels to preserve the unique character of each vineyard.