We christened the Monga Zin® as we stumbled while saying its appellation too many times, probably after having too much of this HUMONGOUS mouthful of fruit and rich milk chocolate.
Deep black cherry fruit, dried cranberry, orange zest, berry patch in the sun! Dusty vanilla-caramel oak, graham crackers, and cocoa. Fragrant Moroccan-Asian spices—Chinese 5-spice mélange… Mouthfeel is creamy yet tangy bright cherry, firm-sturdy tannins and a long, lush finish. Super concentrated. Quite drinkable now, but will age a good 15-20 years. Very mouthfilling!
- August 31, 2019
- 4 days of cold soak, déléstaged 3 times before 14 Brix, total of 11 days on skins
- 20 months aged in: 15% new American oak barrels, 85% older French/American oak barrels
- 100% Zinfandel
- Jose Lopez Vineyard, Cucamonga Valley, CCOF organic. Planted 1918, dry-farmed bush vines
- December 1, 2021