Monte Rio 2019 'Grist Vineyard' Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley, California, USA
Monte Rio 2019 'Grist Vineyard' Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley, California
Winemaker: Patrick Cappiello & Pax Mahle
Terroir: 1000 ft. elevation on Bradford Mountain in the Dry Creek Valley AVA. The site was originally planted 100 years ago, and has since been replanted in the early 1970s. Farming here is CCOF Organic.
Vinification: 100% whole cluster Carbonic Maceration for 4 days in stainless steel. Pressed into stainless steel for 12 days. No sulfur used in the winemaking. Natural yeast fermentation
Aging: 10 months in old wood barrels.
Tasting Notes: Acid driven and lean across the palate, aromas of tart blackberry, baked red fruits and hints of earthy spice, this wine in satisfyingly rich while still being bright and light on its feet!
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