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2010 Montevina Winery Terra d'Oro Deaver 100 Year Old Vine Zinfandel, Amador County, USA

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Montevina Terra d'Oro now released as Terra d'Oro.

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $26   From: $20   To: $29

Price History for 2010 Montevina Winery Terra d'Oro Deaver 100 Year Old Vine Zinfandel, Amador County, USA
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Grape Variety

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 Primi ...more


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

  • 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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