Terra d'Oro Donna Avida 2019
The 2019 Donna Avida is a polished and alluring blend, with pronounced aromatics of raspberry pastry, cloves and earth, and flavors of red currant, black olive, allspice and wet stone. On the palate, the wine is round and plush with soft tannins, making this a smooth and easy-drinking wine.
Each year, winemaker Emily Haines selects from her favorite lots to craft this exceptionally layered and complex expression of Amador County. For the 2019, she selected wines from three of our vineyards, and the final blend is Syrah, Tempranillo, Graciano, Viognier, Barbera and Freisa—a stunning wine that is a nod to the breadth of grape varieties that thrive in Amador’s climate and soils.
Beautiful red blend of 68% Syrah, 10% Tempranillo, 7% Graciano, 7% Viognier, 4% Barbera, 4% Freisa
The grapes were harvested during the cool night hours and fermented in stainless steel tanks. After gentle pressing, the wine was aged in French oak barrels (10% new) for 12 months before bottling.
Food Pairing Notes
Donna Avida is a perfect match for all red sauce based Italian dishes. Enjoy a fresh made lasagna with this Bold Red blend.