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2011 Montelena Estate Zinfandel

Tasting Notes
This Zinfandel shows beautiful ruby red color with medium density.  The nose is rich with barrel spice and toast notes reminiscent of rustic bread fresh from a wood-fired oven along with bright red briar-berry, cedar, anise, and a hint of tobacco.  Bright yet soft on the palate, this wine opens on the mid-palate with juicy fruits and complex barrel spice followed by tannins that persist through a lovely finish of dried fruit and black licorice.  This wine is very well balanced with wonderful acidity, and will be the perfect addition to your dinner table.
Purchase Price
Harvest Date
October 12 to 25
Barrel Aging
14 months, 50% French and 50% American, 13% new
Bottling Date
December 2012
Release Date
Spring 2014