Chateau Montelena Estate Zinfandel 2011
This Zinfandel shows beautiful ruby red color with medium density. The nose is rich with barrel spice and toast notes reminiscent of rustic bread fresh from a wood-fired oven along with bright red briar-berry, cedar, anise, and a hint of tobacco. Bright yet soft on the palate, this wine opens on the mid-palate with juicy fruits and complex barrel spice followed by tannins that persist through a lovely finish of dried fruit and black licorice. This wine is very well balanced with wonderful acidity, and will be the perfect addition to your dinner table.
Wine SpectatorElegant and crisp, with notes of cherry, herb and cedar. Drink now through 2019.