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Louis M. Martini Zinfandel Gnarly Vine Monte Rosso Vineyard 2014

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

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 and vanilla cream under the strawberry and blackberry fruit. Still grapy and slightly exotic grapiness at that, before this turns a bit dark and stony on the finale. 91pts

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Louis M. Martini Winery:
We believe that Cabernet Sauvignon is the most noble of grapes. We believe that great winemaking begins with great vineyards, and we want the land to speak through our wines. Our wines express the best characteristics of Cabernet, the personality of the special places where our grapes are grown, and the vision and skill of the winemaker in blending balanced, engaging, and memorable wines.

Editorial Reviews for Louis M. Martini Zinfandel Gnarly Vine Monte Rosso Vineyard

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.50 5
Vintage: 2012 01/27/2014

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 and vanilla cream under the strawberry and blackberry fruit. Still grapy and slightly exotic grapiness at that, before this turns a bit dark and stony on the finale. 91pts


Member Reviews for Louis M. Martini Zinfandel Gnarly Vine Monte Rosso Vineyard

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.60 5
Vintage: 2012 01/27/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Stepha nie
1940289
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 06/09/2009

Four glasses


Snooth User: John Andrews
361063,448
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 07/20/2008

Very interesting wine. I didn't pick much in the aroma but did get hints of pepper and unknown sweet smell .. the combination reminded me of cinnamon. Good fruit in this wine with some pepper. My style of zin.


Snooth User: Kparkin
9807335
5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 03/22/2009

Five glasses


Snooth User: Cht Newfy Pup
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2.50 5
Vintage: 1996 12/27/2007

Two and a half glasses


External Reviews for Louis M. Martini Zinfandel Gnarly Vine Monte Rosso Vineyard

External Review
Vintage: 2010 07/19/2013

Considered the jewel in the crown of Louis M. Martini Winery, our Monte Rosso Vineyard is among the most highly regarded grape growing sites in California.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 07/13/2010

This rich wine offers layers of complexity that capture the true varietal character of Monte Rosso Zinfandel. Old head pruned vines produce dramatic and brambly, briary berries with lots of spicy and earthy notes. The wine exhibits an inky, dark plum color with concentrated aromas and flavors of bright red and black fruits surrounded by plush tannins, and integrated spicy oak. This explosive, full-bodied, well structured Zinfandel is balanced with firm, velvety tannins and a good level of acidity for a round and complete mouth-feel with an exceptionally long lingering finish.



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