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Beltramo's Wines & Spirits
1540 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Monday-Friday: 10:00am-7:30pm
Saturday: 9:30am-7:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am-6:30pm

(650) 325-2806
(888) 710-WINE(9463)
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2011 Carlisle - Montafi Ranch Russian River Valley Zinfandel (750ml) (750)

2011 Carlisle - Montafi Ranch Russian River Valley Zinfandel (750ml)

Carlisle:

It’s amazing to think that the fruit from these now 85 year-old vines used to be used for white Zinfandel.  It’s even more amazing to think that this vineyard was nearly ripped out a few years ago!  Of all the Zinfandel vineyards with which we work, none so often provides us with as perfectly balanced fruit as Montafi.  Indeed, in 2011, it was simply a matter of picking, destemming, letting it ferment on its own, and barreling down until bottling.  No adjustments needed.  It doesn’t get much simpler.   As usual, bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Medium-dark red-purple.  A very deep, brooding nose of blackberry, black raspberry, and earth with just a slight suggestion of eucalyptus.  On the palate, tremendous purity with flavors of black fruits, orange, and spice.  A very serious Zinfandel with the acidity and tannin to ensure a very long life.  Best bet for enjoying this wine is 2016 through 2024.


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