Zonin Montepulciano Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2008

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Brilliant, attractive and warm ruby-red color. Ample and remarkably complex, with vinous and characteristic tones. Dry on the palate and gracious, with delicate and soft veining and a fine and harmonious balance.

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Casa Vinicola Zonin:
It is here that the roots of this complex company lie: a company that now consists of 11 wine estates with more than 1,800 hectares (3,705 acres) of vineyards located in Italy’s most favorable terroirs. At the center of the Zonin universe is the land, the soils of the estates-which yield some of the greatest Italian wines-and particularly those at Gambellara, where this family of small... Read more
It is here that the roots of this complex company lie: a company that now consists of 11 wine estates with more than 1,800 hectares (3,705 acres) of vineyards located in Italy’s most favorable terroirs. At the center of the Zonin universe is the land, the soils of the estates-which yield some of the greatest Italian wines-and particularly those at Gambellara, where this family of small farmer has steadily handed down, from one generation to the next, a sense of the vine’s life and its beauty. This commitment has brought the family to the very highest level of the Italian wine sector. It has been a journey between heaven and earth through a world of infinite sensations. And at the center there is always the land in which seven generations of the Zonin family have sunk deep roots. Read less

Member Reviews for Zonin Montepulciano Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

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Snooth User: KentuckyHillbilly
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3.50 5
04/27/2010

I bought this wine for $7.95 from Empire Wine primarily because of the New York Times review rating it a “best buy.” Oft times my opinion diverges from that of The Times. Not in this instance. This is an absolutely wonderful wine! Subtle and balanced this offering lacks significant depth, but it is still an unbelievable bargain. The nose is initially beset by floral and herbal aromas before it slides across the palate with the tart taste of cherries and a surprising minerality. The finish is smooth (if not particularly long) and the price/quality ratio outstanding! Stock up on this one! 90.


Snooth User: violawolf
74085652
2.50 5
06/11/2011

Dark ruby red color. Aromas of spiced cherry and just a touch of coffee. This is a simple wine, but simple in all the right ways. The montepulciano grape is juicy and alive, with cherry, red apple and spice, and a sufficiently restrained amount of tannin. The wine glides across the palette with delibrate precision towards the moderately-long, but satisfying finish. This is a FOOD-FRIENDLY wine- anything from pasta to pork, steak, game will pair well. I purchased a 750 ml bottle of this vintage for $7, but I've read that there are MAGNUM bottles starting at $11. One of the best wine values I have ever found.

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Snooth User: Jballou
60916640
4.50 5
10/12/2010

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Zonin Montepulciano Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

This is a flagship red and a real crowd pleaser: round and plumy, with ample body, good balance, and a soft finish, it is the vino-qua-non for red-sauced pastas, pizza, and bar-b-que.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Soft and simple, showing nice berry and spice aromas and flavors. Drinkable now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

The favorite of many who have discovered this delicious grape grown in Abruzzi. Smooth, round, fruity and spicy, it's as easy to match with pasta as it is with beef. Try it instead of Valpolicella or Chianti the next time you need a tasty weekday red.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Bright ruby garnet cast. Moderately light-bodied. Low acidity. Subtly extracted. Dried herbs, minerals. Aromatically reserved, with a simple, supple palate feel. Highly quaffable, straightforward style.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

The Abruzzi are crazy about their native red wine, and you will be too! Brimming with bright red berry fruit, this offering from Zonin is soft in the mouth and smooth on the finish. Always a reliable and affordable delight.



Brilliant, attractive and warm ruby-red color. Ample and remarkably complex, with vinous and characteristic tones. Dry on the palate and gracious, with delicate and soft veining and a fine and harmonious balance.

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