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Louis M Martini Monte Rosso Vineyard Gnarly Vine Zinfandel 2014

Louis M Martini Monte Rosso Vineyard Gnarly Vine Zinfandel 2014
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SKU 15767

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Gnarly Vine Zinfandel is a big, full-bodied wine with rich blackberry and pepper aromas that lead to a sweep of dark fruit flavors, including blackberry reduction, plum and black currant. The intense fruit blends with layers of spice notes ranging from fresh peppercorns to clove and baking spices. The vibrant and robust wine is balanced by velvety tannins and the spice and minerality characteristic of Monte Rosso's iron rich volcanic soils. The extraordinarily long, luxurious finish includes hints of vanilla, pepper and molasses.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley
Brand Louis M Martini
Alcohol/vol 16.2%
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Wine AdvocateAnother fabulous wine, although there’s not much of it, is the 2014 Zinfandel Gnarly Vine Monte Rosso Vineyard from this fabulous first-growth vineyard in Sonoma. This is a blend of 97% Zinfandel and 3% Petite Sirah aged in 66% new French oak, 16% new American oak and the rest used. Only 500 cases were made of this whopper, which is full-bodied, has great intensity with a stunning nose of black fruits, pepper, Mediterranean herbs and spice. Good natural acidity gives focus and vibrancy to this wine that comes from vines as old as 120 years. This is a full-bodied classic Zinfandel at its very best, from one of the great vineyards in California. Finished alcohol is 16.2%, so this is a heck of a mouthful.

Robert Parker, October 2016
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Wine EnthusiastFully ripe, extracted fruit dominates in this robust, heady wine, a mixture of red berry jam and vanilla that takes on a perceptible sweetness on the palate. From the mighty mountain vineyard, it also shows dustings of dried herb and brush, an herbal undertone that balances its overall intensity.

Virginie Boone, June 1, 2017