Gnarly Vine Zinfandel

Monte Rosso Vineyard Gnarly Vine Zinfandel

/ 750ml

Deep and focused, our Louis M. Martini Gnarly Vine Zinfandel offers classic flavors of jammy plum, dark cherry and blueberry alongside soulful notes of clove and vanilla.  Full bodied, the wine is framed by firm but supple tannins and possesses a distinctive minerality characteristic of Monte Rosso wines. The long finish concludes with juicy fruit and rousing notes of cracked black pepper.

This Zinfandel is crafted entirely from old vines—some more than 125 years old—on our Monte Rosso Vineyard, located in the Sonoma Valley. Though yields are small, the old gnarly vines produce fruit of the highest caliber, with deeply concentrated flavor characteristics.  Another stellar vintage in Sonoma County in 2013 meant that fruit developed in ideal conditions. As grapes basked in the warm summer sun, developing the intense, fruit-forward flavors that are typical of old vine Zinfandel, cool nights gave fruit excellent acidity, balance and complexity.

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Monte Rosso Zinfandel