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Rock Wall Wine Co. Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyardtext
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Rock Wall Wine Co. Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard 2012

Sonoma County, California, United StatesFrom the legendary Monte Rosso Vineyard in the Sonoma Valley AVA, now owned by Gallo, The Rosenblum's are granted two favourite blocks based on their reputation and history of making this wine and celebrating the vineyard. From the southwest side of the Mayacamas range, near the town of Agua Caliente Monte Rosso sits between 700 to 1,240 feet. The red, iron/clay soil is home to the two Rock Wall 'blocks' that are 108 years-old and sit at 1600 feet above Sonoma Valley. A year in barrel and bottle allow this wine to settle into its size showing a balance beyond its alcohol. Dense, ripe and sweet in a good way, with juicy, red fruits, milk chocolate and fresh blueberry pie. The finish is long and warm with a savoury, spicy, mineral, black fruit undercurrent. Just a baby but you can drink now with a steak or wait five to seven years for it to fully blossom. Real Zinfandel. Tasted: 08 October 2014Tasted by: Anthony Gismondi and Stuart TobePrices: BC 50.00 specialty listing Producer: Rock Wall Wine CompanyGrape: ZinfandelCSPC: 736033UPC: 899601002045