Reviewed on 02-26-2020
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Rating 94
Style Red
Variety
Vintage 2015
Appellation
Napa Valley
Napa County
North Coast
California
USA
ABV 14.5%
Price $37.00  Buy This Wine
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Pleasing A Crowd, Steak Dinner, Treat Yo'self

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Barbera, Sangiovese , Zinfandel

Chateau Montelena Estate Zinfandel, 2015 Review

The balance in this wine is incredible. Zins have a wild spectrum of intensity and calm, and this one runs right down the middle. It has intense, taut fruit with a mild viscous nature you just want to chew on. The aromas are earthy (forest in fall), savory (aged balsamic) and fruity (blackberry and plum) all at once, with an amazing acidity spreading out to keep everything in balance. To get a good understanding of Zinfandel’s true characteristics, I would start here.

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Chateau Montelena Estate Zinfandel, 2015
The balance in this wine is incredible. Zins have a wild spectrum of intensity and calm, and this one runs right down the middle. It has intense, taut fruit with a mild viscous nature you just want to chew on. The aromas are earthy (forest in fall), savory (aged balsamic) and fruity (blackberry and plum) all at once, with an amazing acidity spreading out to keep everything in balance. To get a good understanding of Zinfandel’s true characteristics, I would start here.

Reviewed On: 02-26-2020
94
POINTS
Chateau Montelena Estate Zinfandel, 2015
The balance in this wine is incredible. Zins have a wild spectrum of intensity and calm, and this one runs right down the middle. It has intense, taut fruit with a mild viscous nature you just want to chew on. The aromas are earthy (forest in fall), savory (aged balsamic) and fruity (blackberry and plum) all at once, with an amazing acidity spreading out to keep everything in balance. To get a good understanding of Zinfandel’s true characteristics, I would start here.

Reviewed On: 02-26-2020