Tonti Family Wines
Region: Sonoma County, CA
Cellar Angels featured the 2012 Tonti Family Wines Old Vine Zinfandel a year ago and the Zin lovers went wild for it. Its complexity and muscularity without the proverbial jamminess is what makes this wine so appealing.
Picked to perfection and not left to overripen, this Zinfandel shows off a beautifully intense, deep purple color. The enticing aromas lead with bramble, boysenberry, dried herbs and earth, which then reveal hints of vanilla and tobacco leaf. The palate is big and bold with well integrated flavors of cassis and black currants that weave in black pepper, rose, clove, toasted almonds and black tea. The finish reveals flavors of dark chocolate.
Grapes100% Old Vine Zinfandel
RegionRussian River Valley, Sonoma County, CA
AgeabilityDrink now through 2020
- Produced from 117 year-old vines
- Head trained (or spur pruning) and trimmed
- Dry farmed
- Indigenous yeasts used for fermentation