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  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sémillon

    History of the grape: Little is documented about the early years of this grape, which is surprising due to its distin...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Sauvignon

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  • Hard to beat Monte Rosso for Cali field blends and Zin. We went nuts tonight.  Arroz con pollo and Murietta (2007) Reserva Rioja, and then,because I'm not working this week and feeling better, some '09 Patassy Springs Pinot, which really seems more like RRV Zin than Pinot, and, thanks to NG for noticing that. Picked up the Luke Lambert Syrah tha... Read More

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  • Where is everybody?Pulled this one out, tonight. Initial impression is ... look for more examples from Monte Rosso.   &nbs Read More

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  • At the risk of incurring the wrath of some of the other contributors, my ... ... bought a 2005 Rancho Zabaco Monte Rosso in 2007 for $31.99.  The place I bought it consistently offers a pretty good "street price" on their stuff.  Yes, maybe OT can get it for less than $10, but few of us mere mortals can get deals like that.  ;-)When you tell m... Read More

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  • $68 for a a Rancho Zabaco Zin? Monte Rosso or not that's nuts! It's a $20 wine that I can buy for $10. Thank goodness I live in California. The best deals are the Montelena and the Dunn and they are double retail. Al, move west young man! Read More

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  • The latest hard-copy edition of Wine Spectator had good words for the Ancillary ... Kirschenmann Zinfandel2012 Monte Rosso Zinfandel2012 Sodini Zinfandel2012 Sonoma Valley Old Vine Zinfandel &nbs Read More

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  • My definition of Old Vines are vines that have been in the ground more than 50 ... ... more investigation.The Monte Rosso Zin I drank tonight came from old vines because they don't have anything but old vine Zinfandel. They have newer blocks of Cabernet and Semillon but also old vine blocks of both. It gets so confusing some times. Best bet i... Read More

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  • I think the only Monte Rosso Zin I have ever mot liked was Rosenblum. This Wine Guerrilla Monte Rosso is really hitting the spot tonight! Read More

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  • VV, the Ravenswood wines were still fresh a delivered nicely. The Monte Rosso fruit was still bright. Both were brought by a couple of friends. One of them bought the MR that he purchased on Winebid. The fellow who brought the Old Hill is friends with someone at Benchmark Wine and he got it there for cost +.Lots of older Ravenswood on the second... Read More

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  • Went to a tasting last week at one of our favorite local wine stores to check ... tannat.  We bought the Monte Rosso zin, the Jack's Vineyard petite sirah and this really, really nice Kristen's Cuvee viognier.  Really happy to see Rock Wall establishing a presence here in North Carolin Read More

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  • Louis M. Martini Zinfandel Gnarly Vine Monte Rosso Vineyard 2012


    Pomegranate, tart on the nose with fine subtle latex and salami notes, lime leaf and chocolate and American oaky. Smooth and supple with focus on entry with a rich and supple character. The tannins are dense and slIghtly chewy with fine blue tiger black berry fruit. Very well balanced and juicy, and fairly fruit driven with a nice base of wood a... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

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