2018 Chateau Montelena 'Estate' Zinfandel Napa Valley

$49.95
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Brimming with fresh fruit, the aromas are dominated by ripe raspberry and cranberry, leaning southern Italian in style at first. However, after a few minutes, the Zinfandel component becomes more prominent and robust as blackberry jam, hoisin, and savory herbs appear, lending some allure as well as familiarity. The elegance of 2018 comes through immediately on the palate. Laser focused acidity and strawberry slowly merge with sweet baking spices, dried cherry and earth. The tannins are soft enough to balance the acidity without overwhelming the steady stream of candied fruit.

Varietal:
Zinfandel
Winemaker:
Matt Crafton
Vintage:
2018
Aging:
16 Months
Oak Treatment:
French, Irish and American oak, 17% new
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Vineyard:
Estate
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Zinfandel
Alcohol %:
14.3%
SKU #:
1053300
Size:
750 ml Bottle