2014 Keating 'Montecillo' Zinfandel, Moon Mountain District

The Keating Sonoma Valley Zinfandel comes from the Montecillo vineyard sitting at 1800' overlooking Sonoma Valley. 2014 was a very good vintage for Zinfandel. The dry summer and occasional heat spike followed by cool nights led to enormous fruit and high acidity. You might notice a slight earthiness in the nose, which is typical from this mountain vineyard with rocky soil. However, the dominating flavors for this bottle are going to be rich, dark fruits. Moderate tannins will help this wine age longer than the typical Zinfandel.

Eric Keating

retail price – 35

Detailed Wine Information:

Vintage: 2014
Appellation: Moon Mountain District, Sonoma County
Varietal: 100% Zinfandel
Barrels: 40% New Oak (63% American, 37% French)
Bottling Date: December 14, 2015
Time in Barrels: 13 months
Cases produced: 190
Alcohol: 14.7%
Cellaring potential: 2022-2028

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