Chateau Montelena Calistoga 2008 Zinfandel, $22.94-$26.99, 87 points, is a Zinfandel I tasted almost four years ago with less than satisfactory results; a revisit is called for.
Pomegranate red trended cranberry in color with a thin clear rim at the leggy glass wall.
Aromatic strawberry and earth were quite pleasant.
Medium-bodied having fine, but mild tannin, with flavors of strawberry, blueberry, and pomegranate.
Finished fair on the trailing palate, easy, but accelerating spice notes, and a well balanced 14.7% alcohol.
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