Tonti Family Wines
Region: Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, CA
Do not dismiss Zinfandels with higher alcohol which can indicate darker, riper, richer qualities. And this wine delivers on that theory! It is quite young, so still delightfully fruit forward.
This is the best of the best from Tonti Family Wines. Their barrel select Zinfandel which comprises the best grapes from the best vines in the best vineyards. The color is a brilliant red/purple, like rich crushed velvet. It stains the glass with concentrated legs. Become intoxicated (pun intended) by the aromas of fresh picked wild blueberries and black cherry. A good swirl reveals whiffs of vanilla and eucalyptus. On the palate appreciate intense blackberry bramble, spice and a little mocha. The balanced acidity is apparent as it delivers an enjoyable, lovely long finish.
RegionRussian River Valley, Sonoma County, CA
AgeabilityWill age gracefully over the next 8 years
- Natural yeast fermentation; Barrel aged in American Oak for 18 months (medium toast)
- A blend of Tonti’s finest barrel selections
2016 Double Gold, San Francisco Chronicle