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85000014134

2013 Louis Martini Gnarly Vine Zinfandel

Sonoma Valley, California

Wine Advocate
93
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    Winemaker Notes
    This Zinfandel is crafted entirely from old vines—some more than 125 years old—on our renowned Monte Rosso Vineyard.

    2013 Vintage
    It’s a big, deep wine with intense aromas and a fusion of dark fruit flavors, including blackberry reduction and black currant. Those blend with layers of spice notes ranging from fresh black peppercorns to clove. The wine is full-bodied, vibrant and robust, balanced by velvety tannins and distinctive minerality that is characteristic of Monte Rosso’s iron-rich volcanic soils. The extraordinarily long and luxurious finish adds rich hints of vanilla and molasses. The grapes for our Gnarly Vine Zinfandel were hand-harvested between September 5 and September 12 and sorted by hand. At the winery, the grapes were destemmed and partially crushed before they were gravity-fed into our small-lot, open-top tanks. Up to 10 days following primary fermentation, the wine was racked by gravity into French and American oak barrels for malolactic fermentation. After tending to the wine as individual barrel lots through the winter and spring, we assembled the majority of the blend in July to allow the flavors to integrate before aging the wine for another seven months in barrel. In total, this wine was aged for 14 months in a mix of 56% new oak—42% new French oak and 14% new American oak—and 44% used oak.

    93: Robert Parker
    An absolutely killer wine from their famous vineyard is the 2013 Gnarly Vine Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard. This is no wimpy wine at 16.2% alcohol, but wow, it delivers the goods. Full-bodied, exuberant, with an opaque purple color, big, briary blackberry and black raspberry fruit, as well as some roasted herbs and grilled meats jump from the glass of this full-throttle, pedal-to-the-metal, intense Zinfandel. Drink it over the next 8-10 years.

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    Vintage
    2013
    Varietal
    Zinfandel
    Wine Advocate
    93
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Sonoma Valley, California


Add To Cart
$49.95
/ Wine
SKU: 85000014134

Winemaker Notes
This Zinfandel is crafted entirely from old vines—some more than 125 years old—on our renowned Monte Rosso Vineyard.

2013 Vintage
It’s a big, deep wine with intense aromas and a fusion of dark fruit flavors, including blackberry reduction and black currant. Those blend with layers of spice notes ranging from fresh black peppercorns to clove. The wine is full-bodied, vibrant and robust, balanced by velvety tannins and distinctive minerality that is characteristic of Monte Rosso’s iron-rich volcanic soils. The extraordinarily long and luxurious finish adds rich hints of vanilla and molasses. The grapes for our Gnarly Vine Zinfandel were hand-harvested between September 5 and September 12 and sorted by hand. At the winery, the grapes were destemmed and partially crushed before they were gravity-fed into our small-lot, open-top tanks. Up to 10 days following primary fermentation, the wine was racked by gravity into French and American oak barrels for malolactic fermentation. After tending to the wine as individual barrel lots through the winter and spring, we assembled the majority of the blend in July to allow the flavors to integrate before aging the wine for another seven months in barrel. In total, this wine was aged for 14 months in a mix of 56% new oak—42% new French oak and 14% new American oak—and 44% used oak.

93: Robert Parker
An absolutely killer wine from their famous vineyard is the 2013 Gnarly Vine Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard. This is no wimpy wine at 16.2% alcohol, but wow, it delivers the goods. Full-bodied, exuberant, with an opaque purple color, big, briary blackberry and black raspberry fruit, as well as some roasted herbs and grilled meats jump from the glass of this full-throttle, pedal-to-the-metal, intense Zinfandel. Drink it over the next 8-10 years.