Monastery Wines

Lynmar Estate

Monastery Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2016

K L
9.1

Very pleasant. More oaky than others but still bright and refreshing. Would order more. — 3 months ago

Matt Dill
with Matt

Shavnabada Monastery

The Monastery Blessed Rkatsiteli

Honey! Acid! Give it a small taste right when you open it then let it open for 30 min before really digging in. — 7 months ago

Theopetra Estate

Meteora Limniona 2015

Great story — rare indigenous grape variety from a disused vineyard formerly framed by monks at the neighbouring monastery. Could easily be mistaken for Italian. Lots of interesting wines coming from Greece these days. — 4 months ago

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Les Halos de Jupiter

Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2017

A magazine I used to love, one of the early editions I owned from September 2014 pictured above. Found it on an old bookshelf from when I shipped boxes and boxes of books to my parents home. Not sure how Monocle’s doing these days. I do wish I was 23 again, though.

Very pleasant aroma, similar to Vacqueyras appellation reds, but less peppery, more nuanced and smooth fragrances of peaches and rose petals.

Bouquet matches the flavor profile. Absolutely beautiful mouthfeel, silken and luxurious. Berry medley compote, slight black currant spice kick but not too much, vanilla, and essence of mint.

Lovely. Might as well be at a French monastery enjoying a Spring breeze. This would be great with lamb or ripe, creamy cheeses.
— 6 months ago

Mike, Vanessa and 2 others liked this

Schloss Gobelsburg

Tradition Riesling 2013

2013 was a poor year. However this rocks! Very rich.
their Riesling vines are apparently the oldest in Austria - it’s an old monastery. Needs decanting. Don’t drink too cold! In good vintages the tropical aromatics will blow your socks off.
Very honeyed nose and powerful 💪 orange blossoms. In the glass over the top Jasmine Roses 🌹 hint of 🌿 basil at the back palate. This ain’t a Rheingau however for a dry Riesling rich in style it rarely gets better than this drink now.
— a year ago

Ira, Chris and 6 others liked this

Lynmar Estate

Monastery Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2017

K L
9.3

One of our favorite pinots from Lynmar or anywhere. Earthy and balanced. — 4 months ago

Matt Dill
with Matt

Monastery Tvrdos

Herzegovina Vranac 2016

Really quite pleasantly surprised by this. Robust and very easy on the palate for how dark this wine is. Would buy again. — 6 months ago

Renee Lanza
with Renee

Monastero Suore Cistercensi

Coenobium Lazio Bianco Trebbiano Blend

Rosenthal wines. Fun wine from the monastery. Orange style with the 30 day skin contact but not an orange. A smoky bubbly effervescent fun time! — 8 months ago