2010 Sonoma Valley "Monte Rosso Vineyard" Zinfandel

96% Zinfandel
4% Grand Noir

pH: 3.45
T.A.: 7.2 g/L
Alcohol: 15.8%
Cases Produced: 410

At 1000’ elevation in the Mayacamas Mountains, Monte Rosso saw more sun throughout the growing season than many valley floor vineyards.  Hence, when the temperature climbed to over 110? F on August 24th, the fruit was better acclimatized and experienced much less burn and shrivel than other vineyards.  Twenty percent new French oak.  Bottled unfiltered but given a light egg white fining to polish the mountain tannins.  A fabulous Zinfandel and a resounding success for any vintage!

Sonoma Valley "Monte Rosso Vineyard" Zinfandel

Tasting Note:

Very dark ruby-garnet with a bright crimson edge.  Verging on opaque.  Deep, brooding aromas of blackberry, bittersweet chocolate, cola, and earth.  Full bodied with flavors of black and blue berries.  For a Zinfandel, offers impressive cut and definition.  In fact, almost Cabernet-like in its structure.  Notes of bittersweet chocolate reemerge in the lengthy finish.  Better than the 2009?  Too close to call.  Certainly more age-worthy.  Drink 2013 to 2022. (MRO – 07/18/12)

Suggested Retail: $45 - Sold Out
Release Date: November 2012