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| ||Tasted by Richard Jennings on 3/2/2013 & rated 83 points: Medium dark cherry red color; smoke, baked black fruit nose; smoke, baked black fruit palate; medium finish (1343 views)|
| ||Tasted by affordableCollector on 2/2/2013 & rated 84 points: ZAP 2013 (San Francisco, CA): light ruby in color. cherry, red fruit, earth, on the nose. blueberry, cherry, earth, fig, on the palate. light acid, medium tannins, on the finish. (783 views)|
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|By Richard Jennings|
(Andis Wines Zinfandel Original Grandpere Vineyard) Medium dark cherry red color; smoke, baked black fruit nose; smoke, baked black fruit palate; medium finish 83 points
Andis Wines Producer website
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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California is one of the most diverse wine regions in the world, with almost 100 grape varieties grown in over 100 viticultural areas, including dozens of different microclimates and soil types, as well as a very individualistic set of winemakers, many with international experience, which adds to and deepens that diversity.
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