2018 Montafi Zinfandel
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Zinfandel
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Alcohol %
15.1

2018 Montafi Zinfandel

Old Vine Zinfandel’s viticultural legacy in the Russian River Valley dates back to the late 19th century, when Italian immigrants – mostly from the Tuscan province of Lucca – settled there and planted Zinfandel. In 1926 one of these immigrants, Benito Montafi, planted a Zinfandel-based “field blend” in the high plains of Russian River Valley’s Piner-Olivet district. This area has a long history of producing compelling old vine Zinfandels. The overall cooler temperature, courtesy of marine influenced air that flows up the Petaluma Gap from the south and up the Russian River from the west, creates significant diurnal swings, up to 55°F. This phenomenon prolongs hang time, which allows for a steady accumulation of ripe fruit flavors and aromatic intensity.

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SKU: SFZNMN18B

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The overall cooler temperature, courtesy of marine influenced air that flows up the Petaluma Gap from the south and up the Russian River from the west, creates significant diurnal swings, up to 55°F. This phenomenon prolongs hang time, which allows for a steady accumulation of ripe fruit flavors, aromatic intensity and phenolic (tannin) ripeness.

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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This wine is beautifully expressive on the nose with notes of fresh thyme, raspberry bramble, and Amarena cherry. The intensity and lush texture on the palate is balanced by juicy acidity and a long velvety finish.
Food Pairing Notes
Enjoy this wine with short ribs browned in the pan and braised with red wine, beef stock and tomatoes. Serve with your best mashed potatoes and a hint of freshly grated horseradish.