Chateau Montelena Estate Zinafandel 2012, Calistoga, Napa Valley, The Montelena Estate

Zinfandel/Primitivo Zinfandel/Primitivo
California, Usa

$49.95 (69633)

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From estate vineyards, Montelena fashions an old style, classic California Zinfandel. Even better is the unbottled 2007 Zinfandel Estate, which exhibits a slightly darker ruby/purple color as well as a big, seductive nose of black cherries, briery mountain fruit, earth, pepper, herbs, and new saddle leather. Already delicious, this medium to full-bodied Zin should drink well for 3-5 years. Drink: 2008-2013. Score: 88-90 (Robert Parker Jr., www.erobertparker.com, Dec. 2008)
91 pts
2
March 07, 2015

Critic Reviews (2)

Michael Godel
Michael Godel

A rare, in the neighbourhood of elegant and exquisitely refined Zinfandel gives all red fruit with just a faint raise...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This zin struts a different path with very lifted aromas of sour red currant/raspberry fruit loaded with fresh herbs...

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