Chateau Montelena Calistoga Zinfandel 2016

Vintage
2016
Country
USA
Region
Napa Valley,Calistoga
Size
750ml
Grapes
Zinfandel
Rating
WW 93
$95.00
SKU:
W-121-0065-QT-216
Description

NOSE

Aromas of cinnamon and allspice quickly yield to ripe cherry and a torrent of red fruit along with a characteristic hint of tobacco.

PALATE

Dark and lush, the initial perception of tart raspberry is overwhelmed by blackberry jam, red licorice, and a supple earthiness that leans toward black pepper and anise. 

FINISH

Intriguing in its contrast to the palate, the nish is driven primarily by the briar and spice character of the old

vines: layered and dense, with just enough tannin to balance the mocha and barrel toast character from time in the cellar. 

- Winemaker's Notes

The Winery

Chateau Montelena was founded in 1882 by Alfred Tubbs. The renaissance of the winery, under the leadership of James Barrett, began in 1972 with the replanting of the Estate vineyard and the establishment of the Chateau Montelena philosophy: make the best, period. Today the tradition continues. Jim Barrett's son, Bo, winemaker at Chateau Montelena beginning in 1982, is now its Master Winemaker. After more than three decades of experience with the same vineyards and varieties, the Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Napa Valley Chardonnay are recognized as world-class.

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