The David Clinton Zinfandel “Mounts” 2017 is a warm, rich, cuddly wine full of cocoa, kirsch and pie spice flavors. It leads with fruitiness and the spice backs it up (their 2017 Teldeschi is the opposite – spice then fruit). It has soft tannins and pretty low acid, making it a particularly delicious now, ready to drink Zin. The cocoa and cinnamon toast flavors blossom on the finish. This is an easy wine to enjoy and understand. 15.4% alcohol, aged in all American oak, 25% new.
Two Napans, first names David and Clinton, transformed their winemaking hobby into a business in 2010 and have steadily improved the quality and character of their David Clinton Wines ever since. They currently make two single vineyard, Dry Creek Valley Zinfandels, this “Teldeschi” with vines up to 130 years of age, and “Mounts,” 45 year old vines.
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