James Suckling
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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Louis Martini Gnarly Vine Zinfandel Monte Rosso 2016

Product description

Gnarly Vine Zinfandel is crafted entirely from vines planted in 1893. Vibrant, juicy red raspberry and black cherry unfurl on the palate, accented by the historic vineyard’s signature notes of earth and spice. The 2016 vintage, boasting stunning concentration and dazzling acidity, is gorgeous now and will age beautifully for another six to seven years.

96 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Made of 100% Zinfandel aged 15 months in new French (48%) and American (19%) oak, the medium garnet-purple coloured 2016 Gnarly Vine Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard opens with incredibly spicy notes of cinnamon stick, cumin seed and Sichuan pepper with a core of raspberry pie, dusty soil, tree bark and underbrush. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated, it has a wonderfully plush texture and wicked backbone of freshness, finishing long and perfumed.

94 Points - James Suckling

Full-bodied, dense and layered with amazing fruit. Chocolate, too. Heady and wild. From ancient vines planted in the late 1800's. I love this for its history and reality. Great wine. Drink now.