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Professional Ratings: 91 The Wine Advocate
Region: Sonoma County, California
Style: Earthy & Spicy
Alcohol By Volume: 14.9%
Item no. 113372
This is an Old Vine Zinfandel at its essence. The sophisticated Toreador captures the true varietal character of Monte Rosso Zinfandel with expressive flavors and intense aromas of black raspberry, plum jam and dark black cherry, surrounded by rich tannins and a peppery, clove spice that are supple on the palate. Hints of dark chocolate and nuances of vanilla from the oak influence linger in a long and lasting finish. This elegantly concentrated Zinfandel can be enjoyed now, but will also age well over the next ten years.
A superb effort, the dark ruby/purple-tinged 2007 Zinfandel Monte Rosso possesses more of everything. From vines planted in 1911, it exhibits lots of truffle, damp earth, incense, spicy, briery black currant and raspberry fruit notes, full-bodied power, a silky richness, and lots of personality.