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2008 Scott Harvey Mountain Selection Zinfandel, Amador County, USA

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Wine Notes

Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $20

Score: 87.
The Wine-Searcher score of 87/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score
90/100  
89/100 (32 notes from 18 users )  
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Awards
Award Organization Award Year Result
San Francisco International Wine Competition 2011 Silver
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Price History for 2008 Scott Harvey Mountain Selection Zinfandel, Amador County, USA
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Grape Variety: Zinfandel

Zinfandel (or 'Zin' as it is affectionately known in the United States) is a dark-skinned red wine grape variety widely cultivated in California. It arrived in the Americas from Europe in the early years of the 19th century, and was an immediate success in both Napa and Sonoma counties, which remain its strongholds today.

After 30 years of discussion and disagreements (including legal intervention by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms), DNA research carried out in California in the 1990s confirmed that Zinfandel is identical to Italy's Primitivo. But although this research closed the debate over whether Zinfandel 'is' ... more


Region Hierarchy
  • Amador County wine region

    Amador County, in the heart of California's once-thriving gold-mining country, basks in its history and holds on to the promise of a newly growing industry which might prove to be its next precious commodity: wine. Although the county AVA is seldom used, all local vineyards qualify for the well-known Sierra Foothills AVA and those which fall within the Shenandoah Valley and Fiddletown AVAs enjoy the privilege of using these more 'niche', location-specific titles.

    Here in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, 40 miles (64km) east of the state capital, Sacramento, the landscape is classically Californian: rugged and picturesque, elevated and undulating. Most vineyards in Amador County are planted at ... more

  • Sierra Foothills wine region

    The Sierra Foothills wine region in California is one of the largest AVAs in the entire United States, encompassing 2.6 million acres (1.05 million hectares) from Mariposa County in the south to Yuba County ... more


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