2020 Zinfandel, Monte Rosso Vineyards
From the rocky, high-elevation Moon Mountain District above Sonoma Valley, this captivating wine is made with pristine fruit from a special block of Zinfandel vines planted at the legendary Monte Rosso Vineyard. With alluring hues of dark crimson red with hints of purple, this vibrant wine charms the senses the moment it hits the glass. On the nose, aromas of ripe berries and dark fruits are interlaced with enchanting scents of fresh herbs, allspice, and cedar. As the profile opens up, the bountiful flavors of briary blackberry, ripe raspberry, and dark cherry are layered with secondary notes of nectarine, huckleberry, wild sage, dark chocolate truffle, cardamom, and fresh cracked black pepper. The wine is balanced with a silky texture, bright acidity, and firm structure.
Pairs well with Gorgonzola cheese, hearty white bean soup, fresh gnocchi with lamb ragu, grilled pork chops, and juicy steaks.