2015 Chateau Montelena Estate Zinfandel Calistoga California USA
This Zinfandel is aged 16 months in French, Irish, and American Oak (15% new). Winemaker Matt Crafton shared the following regarding this vintage: "The 2015 vintage will remembered as a warm growing season overall, with an early start to harvest and quite low yields. The effects of the drought induced vine stress early in the spring and high temperatures persisted throughout the summer. These conditions forged incredible density and ripeness of flavor in the fruit and really let the old vine character show. Typically, these vintages need some time in glass for the flavors and texture of the wine to integrate.