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2010 Montelena Estate Zinfandel

ZN09 Label

Tasting Notes
This Zinfandel shows a bright, garnet red color with medium density.  The nose is loaded with rich layers of spice, coconut, and brown sugar along with big fruit notes of plum, boysenberry, and hints of dried fruit as well.  Beneath all that there is a rich but subtle earthliness reminiscent of hoisin.  The palate opens smoothly with soft round tannins rolling across the tongue and a firm acid core, both working in harmony to establish the balance and structure of this wine.  Ripe blackberry and bright strawberry flavors fill the mid-palate, all beautifully complemented by the nutty underlayer, and rounded out by the smoked meat notes on the finish.
Purchase Price
Harvest Date
September 28 to October 11
Barrel Aging
14 months
Bottling Date
March 29 to April 2, 2012
Release Date
Spring 2013
Cases Produced