Amapola Creek Monte Rosso Vineyard Zinfandel 2014

Amapola Creek Monte Rosso Vineyard Zinfandel 2014
$44.99
$40.49

SKU 05140

750ml

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The nose on this wine opens quickly with big layers of black plum and brambleberry. Swirl the glass, and you will find the nose developing notes of mocha and cedar under the fruit, with just a hint of crushed black pepper. Take a sip and you will find bright red fruit underscored with light caramelized sugar. The acidity is crisp and lends to the intensity of the fruit, which quickly opens into characters of summer blackberry and juicy plums. The tannins are rich and full, and carry the palate through to a finish brimming with toasty vanilla and red licorice.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Sonoma Valley
Brand Amapola Creek
Alcohol/vol 15.5%
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Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard is slightly less potent (15.5%), but production is about the same (670 cases). Dense opaque purple, with a big, sweet blackberry and cassis nose of camphor, roasted meats and hints Provençal herbs and pepper, this rich, full-bodied, inky Zinfandel should drink nicely for at least a decade as well.

Robert Parker, March 3, 2016