Ottimino 2013 Zinfandel Little 8
- Little 8
- Russian River Valley AVA
- Garagiste Wine Club Selection
- 91 Points — Connoisseurs' Guide
- Rancho Bello Vineyard, Russian River Valley AVA
- 100% Zinfandel
- 20 months in French Oak
- Cases Produced
- Enjoy Until
Close proximity to the Pacific Ocean with its cool breezes and low-lying fog makes the Russian River Valley ideal for Zinfandel. The 30-year old vines of Rancho Bello Vineyards were planted using budwood from a single clone of Old Vine Zinfandel from a sole vineyard in the Alexander Valley. Fruit harvested from these vines give great depth and complexity to the finished wines.
The 2013 Zinfandel boasts with robust black cherry and pomegranate on the nose and includes notes of white pepper and cinnamon. On the palate, black cherry, bramble and strawberry shine through and last well into the silky finish. 20 months of aging in French oak barrels resulted in round tannins and a smooth mouthfeel. This uniquely balanced Zinfandel makes it perfect for a wide range of foods or simply enjoyed on its own.
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