2014 Chateau Montelena Calisotoga Zinfandel (750ml)

2014 Chateau Montelena Calisotoga Zinfandel (750ml)

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92 points Richard Jennings

Very dark ruby color; savory, reduction, light smoke, tart berry nose; plush, tasty, savory, black plum, berry, wild berry palate with good balancing acidity; could use 1+ year and should go 20+; medium-plus finish (14.5% alcohol; Diam30 cork--love it!)  (9/2017)

90 points Wine & Spirits

An old-school Zinfandel, its color as transparent as the thin skin of the grapes, this has the richness of a warm-climate wine, plus supple, dusty tannins to keep all the black-fruit flavor in focus. There’s a gamey, meaty edge to it, some eucalyptus and sour plum notes that add to the wine’s charm. Pour it with grilled lamb.  (10/2017)