CBL-299

Zinfandel, ‘Pagani Ranch’, Robert Biale

The Monte Rosso vineyard consists of huge, twisting, gnarled, mountain-rooted Zinfandel vines with a view of Sonoma Valley, San Francisco, and the Bay Area. Thriving plants that produce thrilling wines since their origins in the 1880s. Even the most jaded wine veterans are struck with awe upon seeing the great Monte Rosso Vineyard. At an average of about 1500 ft. elevation, with its reddish volcanic soils filled with rock and iron, Monte Rosso speaks clearly and firmly as to its sense of place. Sometimes wine newbies wonder what all the fuss is about in red wines, but this is one of those examples of fine red so filled with tantalizing character that you can’t help but sit back, sip slowly, and ponder the power of the site.

Producer:
Vintage:
2015
Country:
US
Region:
California
Appellation:
Sonoma
Variety:
Zinfandel
Color:
Red
Case Pack:
12
Bottle Size:
750

Tasting Notes

This is the Grand Daddy of wines! Full of exotic fruit aromatics as well as cinnamon, wild iris, pomegranate, toasted oats, mixed dried fruits, blueberry and ginger bread. A gentle entry with good weight is balanced with minerality and zesty, natural acidity. Mountain tannins assure us of this wines graceful aging potential.

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Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
94+
Date:
2016-08-31