2013 Sonoma Valley "Monte Rosso Vineyard" Zinfandel

93% Zinfandel
7% Grand Noir

pH: 3.43
T.A.: 6.9 g/L
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.

Sonoma Valley "Monte Rosso Vineyard" Zinfandel

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