Gnarly Vine Zinfandel

Monte Rosso Vineyard Gnarly Vine Zinfandel

/ 750ml 2014 Vintage

This Zinfandel is crafted entirely from old vines—some more than 125 years old—on our renowned Monte Rosso Vineyard.

It’s a big, deep wine with intense aromas and a fusion of dark fruit flavors, including blackberry reduction and black currant. Those blend with layers of spice notes ranging from fresh black peppercorns to clove. The wine is full-bodied, vibrant and robust, balanced by velvety tannins and distinctive minerality that is characteristic of Monte Rosso’s iron-rich volcanic soils. The extraordinarily long and luxurious finish adds rich hints of vanilla and molasses. Robert M. Parker Jr. gave this wine 95 points and called it “a full-bodied classic Zinfandel at its very best.

appellation:
moon mountain (monte rosso vineyard)

Awards:

The Wine Advocate. 95 Points. Robert M. Parker Jr. October 2016 Read full article
Wine Spectator. 91 Points. Tim Fish. Apr 15 2013 Read full article
Cheers. 95 Points. Editorial Staff. Feb 27 2013 Read full article
The Wine Advocate. 93 Points. Robert M. Parker Jr. October 01 2015 Read full article

Great Pairings:

Monte Rosso Zinfandel