2013 Scott Harvey Three Stags California Red Wine Blend
This robust blend is produced in a richer extractive style. Briary with layers of blackberry, bright red cherry, pomegranate, violets and balanced with a fleshy center and Amador regional earthy tones.
From select vineyards in Amador County.
Produced in the old world style of balanced wine making. We want the wine to express a good balance of fruit, French oak, structural tannins and medium alcohol.
Blend: 57% Zinfandel, 17% Syrah, 15% Estate Petite Sirah, 5% Barbera, 4% Mixed Reds, 2% Mixed Port varieties
RS: Dry <0.6%
Cooperage: 21 months French Oak
Release Date: April 2016
92 Points, Ultimate Wine Challenge
2014 Scott Harvey Mountain Selection Zinfandel, Amador County
The smell of a fresh rain on a dusty road. Chocolate covered cherries abound in this red fruit wine. Cranberry mixed with mincemeat show through this extractive claret style “Old World Style Zinfandel”. A rich mouth feel adds to the rounded complexity and long lingering finish of this medium bodied wine. Try this food friendly Zinfandel with any grilled meat or chicken or pair with pizza, pasta or burgers!
Vineyard & Winemaker Notes
Produced from the vineyards located in the Shenandoah Valley of Amador County. The granite soils of Amador County are well suited to producing distinctive, earthy, full bodied Zinfandels that have a wonderful character all to themselves. 2014 is a drought vintage which produces a claret style Old World Zinfandel.
Blend: 95% Zinfandel, 3% Syrah, 2% Barbera
RS: Dry <0.2%
Cooperage: 21 months, French Oak
95% Bowman Vineyard, Shenandoah Valley (40 year old vines)
After decades of creating and crafting premium wines for wineries like Santino and Folie a Deux – and putting Amador County on the map as a world-class appellation – Scott Harvey launched his own winery in 2004. With decades of winemaking experience on two continents, it’s no wonder his wines have become an immediate sensation. It’s an overnight success 35 years in the making. (Oh, and Scott’s not too shabby with a pen, either.)
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Scott Harvey 2014 Mountain Selection Zinfandel
92 Points,Editors’ Choice
Good concentration and a nicely tannic velvety texture make a great combination in this gutsy full-bodied wine. The aromas and flavors favor sunbaked earth, ripe plum, sage and beef juices, creating a complex and brawny character that will pair awesomely with a grilled steak or chop. 10/1/17 JG
sweet, these are nice wines… I always love the mountain selections… I stop and get the mountain selection zin and syrah on my walks home quite a bit… (unless his assistant Mollie is coming by my garage, otherwise she always brings by a yummy bottle of something Scott Harvey)
@hail2skins Personally cold weather is wayyy less concern than hot. I’ve had quite a bit of wine shipped in pretty frigid conditions without any problems. Takes quite a bit of cold to make that corksicle:)
Fun to be back. On the road today, picking up barrels in Napa. Getting ready to head back to Amador, so will get back on when I get back to the winery. The drinking window on these is now and for another three years on the Three Stags and now and another five to seven years on the Zinfandel.
OBVIOUSLY an auto-buy. Just finished up the last bottle of Mountain Selection Zin from the previous offering on Thanksgiving, as it happens. I was kicking myself for not getting more… now I’ll have 6 to enjoy for a while.
If I needed cellar savers I’d be in! But I don’t have enough things to go to where it would make sense to go in for a case. But I will see if my office manager would get a six-pack for happy hours. These would go over more than brilliantly.
Ok, so I looked in the back and I still have TWO of the SH 2011 Syrah “signature” double magnums from Woot! but only one Zin left and I have never tried the 3 Stags. I guess I have talked myself into this deal now, lol…always a huge fan. It’s time to open the 2011 for the Holidays. Just one bottle will be enough for all!