Chateau Montelena Calistoga Zinfandel 2015
$79.99 price per bottle
In the glass, the winery's goal was to take the innate concentration of the vintage and marry it with the elegance and finesse that our vineyards express. This acute interplay is evidenced both aromatically and texturally. Cocoa, espresso, and cedar, readily apparent on the nose as the wine is poured, transition slowly to ripe blackberry, fig, and mint. The acidity on the front of the palate is contrasted and balanced by density and richness, along with notes of raspberry jam, dried blueberries, and cherry candy. The finish returns to the vineyard with a rustic earthiness and supple, yet chewy tannins.