Bodegas Montecillo

Beta Wine

Vare Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Similar to my previous note. Red fruits and medium bodied. Does not reach the same level as the Montecillo IMO. — 2 years ago

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Montecillo Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Very nice. Good fruit and balance. Enjoyed — 3 years ago

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Camino Cellars

Montecillo Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Curious, so I decided to open up one of these while waiting for someone to help me consume the other half.... This wine is youthful, and for that reason is a bit out of balance from the previous wine I remembered and scored quite a bit higher than this one. This wine is a 93 right now, with potential for a 96-97 IMO. The fruit in front is massive. Black cherry, black licorice, but as @Shay A was mentioning there is a red fruity kind of touch to this one and I completely agree. The middle is a little bit muted vs. the previous vintage. The finish is quite peppery, toasted oak. Tons of potential on this full bodied Moon Mountain monster. Hold for the next 10 years. — 4 years ago

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So Mark blinded me on this, and my first guess was a Cali Cab Franc (I got quite a bit of black pepper on the finish and after another 30mins or so, green bell pepper showed up...not vegetal or detracting, just a unique characteristic that made this intriguing). My second guess was a Coombsville Cab (it was inky and filled with fresh squeezed tart black and red fruit). My Coombsville guess was more of a cool climate Cab gueas, which is correct for Moon Mountain. The big mountain tannins are here and almost fine another 2-3yrs, they will be. Licorice and a sweetened red fruit note on the finish. Really want to try one of these with 5-7yrs of age. This will easily be 95+ in a couple years.

Bodegas Montecillo

Viña Monty Rioja Tempranillo 1964

Excellent. Medium body. Plenty bright but a bit thin on fruit. — 2 years ago


Montecillo Vineyard Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon

At Dry Creek Kitchen with Lynn celebrating our 41st anniversary. Tuna tartare, leek and halibut chowder, and lamp chops. Delicious. — 3 years ago

Beekeeper Cellars

Montecillo Vineyard Zinfandel 2015

The nose on this is vibrant, predominantly blackberry and licorice. I thought there was more of a loganberry mixed with earthy leaves on the palate. You might disagree but it is still delicious. The best part is that it will linger on your palate so you can keep enjoying it. — 4 years ago

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Bedrock Wine Co.

Montecillo Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

These Bedrock cabs are hard to beat for the $ — 5 years ago

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Bodegas Montecillo

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2011

Potente y profundo. Largo en boca — 2 years ago

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Beta Wine

Montecillo Vineyard Moon Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Merry Christmas Delectable community! After the rather disappointing Côte Rôtie, I hoped this would come through with the goods and holy smokes, did it ever deliver. From the pull of the cork, this was absolutely singing. Gratuitous amounts of cassis with tobacco, espresso, and blood orange zest!? The palate is laden with black currants and minerals...ALL the minerals. They dazzle the tongue. Beautiful acid and firm but measured tannin. The finish lasts for several minutes. A wonder wine. My first experience drinking one of Ketan’s Beta’s and if this is any indication of what is to come at the Jasud Estate, we are spoiled. Leaving it late, this bottle is in contention for my wine of the year. — 3 years ago

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Bodegas Montecillo

Reserva Viña Cumbrero Rioja Tempranillo 2008

Lovely smooth red no food required enjoyed with steak! — 4 years ago

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