2013 Sonoma Valley "Monte Rosso Vineyard" Zinfandel

93%   Zinfandel
7%
 
Grand Noir

pH: 3.43
T.A.: 0.69 g/100mL
Alcohol: 15.9%
Cases Produced: 275

Sometimes I feel like a broken record when it comes to describing our Monte Rosso Zinfandel.  It’s so darn consistent!  Picked September 4th at 24.6 Brix, we included approximately 7% Grand Noir for color and spice.  After a 5-day cold soak, the must was inoculated with a Rhône-isolated yeast known for providing texture and mouth-feel.  After 15 days on the skins, it was pressed to all French oak (mostly neutral) and aged for 16 months prior to bottling.  Unfined and unfiltered.
 
Tasting Note: Medium-dark ruby-garnet.  Highly perfumed aromas of red berries, blood orange, and spice greet the nose.  In a word, stunning!  Deeply fruited, the wine showcases what only 100-plus-year-old, mountain grown Zinfandel can produce – nobility, breed, class, power.  Lush, harmonious tannins on the finish indicate a long life ahead.  Drink from 2016 through 2023 (although it will likely go well beyond that). (MRO – 01/21/15)

Suggested Retail: $47 - Sold Out
Release Date: April 2015
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
   
     
     
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