2014 Il Mostro Red Wine
Sourced from old vine vineyards, our Zinfandel was grown high on top of Howell Mountain at an elevation of nearly 2,400 feet above sea level, bringing big structure and intense purity of fruit. While the Petite Sirah comes from the Oakville appellation, where the variety thrives in turning out inky, pure and rich wines.
One first notices the dark black, rich color, which gives pause to the wine's overall power, while on the nose, aromas of toasted spice, blackberry cobbler, cracked pepper and hints of cinnamon fill the glass. Rich luxurious black licorice and currant showcase themselves on the palate, which is rich with broad structure and ample tannins, producing a powerfully rich blend that feels like a Napa Cabernet drinker's perfect Zinfandel/Petite Sirah blend.