Monthly Spotlight

Each month we spotlight one of our small-production, single-vineyard wines with a deep dive into the vineyard location, property history, wine style and pairing preferences. This month, our monthly spotlight is…

2018 Oltranti Zinfandel

10% off 1-11 bottle purchases, 15% off 12+.  Members receive 15% off 1-11 bottle purchases, 20% off 12+.

TASTING NOTE

Garnet-ruby color with nose of ripe cherries, raspberries, clove, baked dessert, and sweet toasted oak. Bramble fruit on the palate with smooth-polished tannins, lively acidity, and a long finish.

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LOCATION

Western edge of Alexander Valley, north of Geyserville

Mazzoni Home Ranch Vineyard Map

HISTORY

Niccolo and Flora Oltranti purchased the old Mazzoni Home Ranch in 1987. They set about restoring this historic property, working on the buildings (Nic was an engineer) and tending the surviving nineteenth-century vines. (Ridge has made Mazzoni Home Ranch from these old vines since 1996.) Once the old vines recovered, Nic and son Paul turned to the abandoned hillside vineyards above. Replanted to an old zinfandel field selection, these young vines have begun to produce the quality that seems inherent to this exceptional zinfandel site.

Oltranti Vineyard, Alexander Valley

PAIRINGS

Recipe: Grilled Hanger Steak Quesadillas with Blue Cheese & Caramelized Onions

It may be September but we haven’t tucked away our grills for the season yet! The creamy blue cheese and sweet caramelized onions in this twist on a traditional quesadilla pair beautifully with Oltranti’s bright bramble fruit and notes of toasted oak.

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