2018 Hill of Thunder Red Wine - Amador County
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 ridgeway up above 1,700 feet and is home to some of the finest grapes we've ever seen.
The 2018 Hill of Thunder blends 63% Zinfandel, 25% Primitivo, and 12% Barbera into a smooth, elegant and fruit-forward wine. Aromas of bright red cherry and soft strawberry move on to flavors of fresh pomegranate, raspberry tart, and berry fruit salad. The Zinfandel brings a nice structure to the blend along with a nice floral, slightly peppery component. The Primitivo adds nice raspberry notes along with a touch of cinnamon spice. The Barbera finishes this blend with a touch of acidity that makes it a perfect complement to Italian dishes!