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.
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.
Planted in 1926, Montafi Ranch Vineyard is a rare gem in the Russian River Valley where most of the old vine Zinfandel vineyards have been uprooted and replanted with other varieties. We are now the guardians of these ancient Zinfandel Vines, planted in a traditional field blend with Alicante Bouschet and other traditional mixed black varieties. This vineyard’s cooler climate and mixed planting enables us to produce a Zinfandel that highlights yet another facet of the variety’s diverse expressions; intensely aromatic with a savory fruit profile, bright acidity and ripe tannins.