2017 Hill of Thunder Red Wine
On a sequestered and beautiful Amador County ranch, the Shake Ridge Vineyard is the result of decades of experience, serious passion, and good old-fashioned hard work. Once a prominent viticulturist for some of Napa's most renowned vineyards, Ann Kraemer turned to the mountains when it was time to plant her own. The 46-acre vineyard straddles a ridge way up above 1,700 feet and is home to some of the finest grapes we've ever seen.
Our second vintage of the Hill of Thunder Red Wine blends 50% Primitivo, 35% Zinfandel, & 15% Barbera into an alluring, bright and juicy wine. Heavenly aromas of pomegranate, cherry, wet stone and ripe red berries move to luscious flavors of bramble berries and rhubarb crisp. The acidity from the Barbera makes this the perfect food pairing wine. Soft tannins and a bright, juicy, round mouthfeel will leave you delighted sip after sip.
If there is only one wine to try, definitely try to make it this one.