Amapola Creek Monte Rosso Vineyard Zinfandel 2016
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley|
The 2016 Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard is medium garnet-purple in color and opens with notions of raspberry tart, kirsch and red currant jelly with suggestions of tobacco, mossy bark and dusty soil plus a waft of white pepper. Big, concentrated and powerful in the mouth, it has a solid frame of chewy tannins and oodles of freshness, finishing long and earthy.
This Grand Cru site in the Moon Mountain AVA, the 2016 Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyards is all destemmed Zinfandel that spent 15 months in new and used French and American oak. Its translucent ruby/purple color is followed by a medium bodied, fresh, bright, old-school Zinfandel that has notable complexity, plenty of sweet fruit and spice, ripe tannins, and a spine of acidity that keeps it fresh and lively. It's another Zinfandel that's going to age nicely.