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Montevina Zinfandel

2011 Classic varietal characteristics like ripe cherry aromas, complex flavors, and silky tannins. As distinctive as it is, it’s also friendly and unpretentious with plenty of wild currant and plum flavors, with hints of allspice and dark chocolate on the palate.
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$18.00 / Bottle   $216.00 / Case
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Montevina Winery was started in the Sierra foothills back in 1970, picking up where Prohibition left off. Their first wines were released in 1973, and Montevina quickly became known for robust, full-bodied red wines—especially Zinfandel and Barbera—which revived interest in the historic Amador wine region.

Today Montevina owns and manages 400 acres of estate vineyards, including several notable, old-vine vineyards. Their state-of-the art winery is spectacular.

Zinfandel, Amador’s heritage grape, has rooted in the Sierra Foothills since the days of California’s gold rush. Montevina's shallow topsoil, granite hardpan, hot summer days and cool nights, brand this wine with trademark Amador fruit and spice. The Zinfandel was handpicked in the early morning. The cool grapes were immediately destemmed, lightly crushed, and then sent to fermentors. After tank pressing, about half of the wine is aged in large neutral oak upright tanks and half in small American Oak barrels