1999 Montevina Winery Terra d'Oro Zinfandel
Amador County, California
WB Rating: 88

Alcohol by volume: 15.5%
Price at time of purchase: $18.00 (winery)
Type: Zinfandel
Principal varietal(s): Zin

Primarily from vines planted in 1954 in the Shenandoah Valley of Amador County, this wine is a real find. Mouth-coating layers of coffee and unsweetened chocolate with undertones of ripe dark berry fruit. A slight hollowness in the midrange is the only downside. Balanced and intense, round and long, and still slightly tannic. All we can wish for in a young Zinfandel that might even improve with age. - WB Team 2002-11-06


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[smokang  2003-07-25] Drinking quite well, powerful zin. Would mistake for a Turley, but $9.99 at Cost Plus!  User Rating: 91.