Aromas and flavors that best express the appellation: pine and cedar, massive tannins and flavors of dark fruit, toasted oak, and characteristic Amador County spicy aromas. The grapes come from three distinct blocks and each is picked, delivered and fermented separately. Two are trellised and one is head trained. Careful attention to the fermentation and the decision of when to press the grapes is the secret to making the best wine from Fiddletown. A small amount of Petite Sirah is blended in, giving dark color and firm tannins.
Surrounded by some of America's oldest Zinfandel vineyards, Renwood Winery is located in the picturesque California foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Renwood produces world-class award winning wines from Amador County and the Sierra Foothills. Boston native Robert Smerling founded Renwood in 1993. Mr. Smerling fell in love with Amador County’s rich history and magnificent vineyards. A plan was set in place to build one of America's premier Zinfandel wineries.
Wine production has grown from 2,500 cases in 1993 to over 100,000 cases today. The critics all agree Renwood produces consistently exceptional wines that cover the spectrum from big, bold, jammy Zins to wonderfully balanced Syrahs and Barberas.
Renwood's Grandpere Zinfandel which comes from their Grandpere Vineyards is the oldest known clone of Zinfandel in America. All grapes are handpicked and fermented in small lots, then aged in oak barrels to preserve the unique character of each vineyard.