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| ||Tasted by Richard Jennings on 3/2/2013 & rated 85 points: Dark cherry red color; ripe black fruit, licorice nose; baked black fruit, licorice palate; medium-plus finish 85+ points (1306 views)|
| ||Tasted by affordableCollector on 2/2/2013 & rated 85 points: ZAP 2013 (San Francisco, CA): clear, ruby in color. dark fruit, mocha, earth, oak, on the nose. espresso, cherry, oak, tart fruit, earth, on the palate. medium acid, light tannins, on the finish. (1142 views)|
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(Andis Wines Zinfandel Estate) Dark cherry red color; ripe black fruit, licorice nose; baked black fruit, licorice palate; medium-plus finish 85+ points 85 points
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Andis Wines was conceived in 2008 as a collaboration between Andy Friedlander and Janis Akuna, prominent Hawaii entrepreneurs, and veteran Amador County winemaker Mark McKenna. Inspired by the enormous potential of the highly diverse and spectacular vineyards of the Sierra Foothills, Andis began crafting supple, deeply fruited and concentrated wines with the 2008 vintage.
The Estate, acquired in 2009, provided a perfect setting for building a modern boutique winery with stunning views, exquisite architecture, and a state-of-the-art winemaking cellar. Located atop a gentle slope at 1,500 feet above sea level, the 25 acre vineyard was planted in 1978 to Zinfandel. In addition to the Estate, Andis sources grapes from 23 other vineyards scattered throughout Amador, El Dorado and Clarksburg. Our wine list includes both common and not-so-common varieties including Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Chenin Blanc, Barbera, Grenache, Mourvedre, Primitivo, Petite Sirah and of course Zinfandel. All our fruit is hand sorted and fermented in small lots to promote complexity, diversity of style and varietal correctness. Using both traditional and innovative winemaking approaches, Andis Wines have quickly garnered 90+ point scores in Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast, glowing reviews in print and online media, and placements in some of the finest restaurants in Northern California and Hawaii.
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