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1997 Villa Mt. Eden Monte Rosso Grand Reserve Zinfandel

ITEM 8102698 - Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner; Removed from subterranean passive storage in a temperature controlled home

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
2 $20
Item Sold Amount Date
I8119063 1 $20 Feb 20, 2022
I8119062 1 $21 Feb 20, 2022
I8114024 1 $20 Feb 13, 2022
I8113259 2 $21 Feb 13, 2022
I8108598 3 $20 Feb 6, 2022
I8097778 2 $20 Jan 30, 2022
I8052695 2 $25 Jan 2, 2022
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RATINGS

90Robert M. Parker Jr.

...extremely concentrated, rich, gloriously exuberant, full-throttle Zinfandel that is complete in the mouth...layers of unctuously-textured, fleshy, blackberry and cherry fruit...oak adds complexity...texture is open-knit and expansive.

PRODUCER

Villa Mt. Eden

Villa Mt. Eden was founded in 1881, making it California’s 11th bonded winery. In the 1970s it was owned by Anne McWilliams, granddaughter of the founder of the Bank of America, and improvements were made. For a few years in the 1980s the much-admired Napa winemaker Nils Venge made the wines. In 1986 the estate was sold to Stimson Lane Vineyards & Estates, now known as Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, the large Washington state based wine conglomerate.

TYPE

Red Wine, Zinfandel

Zinfandel is a black-skinned grape, but 85% of the wine produced is made into a rosy “White Zinfandel.” Red Zin is far more complex and bold, while still being light-bodied. It grows in popularity as winemakers continue to experiment with new styles and blends.