Monte Faustino

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

Noticeable oak, but I enjoy some overt (but in check) oak with my Cali Chard. Old style. — 6 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Chardonnay 2017

Big tropical fruits, lemon curd, luscious, yet retains acid in the end…maybe too much vanilla cream (oak) for me, but overall delicious after dinner and segway to whiskey around the fire…. — 6 days ago

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Monte del Frá

Cá del Magro Custoza Superiore Garganega Blend 2018

A wonderful mix of 40% Garganega, 20% Trebbiano Toscano, 20% Incrocio Manzoni, 10% Cortese and a 10% mix of Chardonnay, Riesling and Malvasia. Quite a palate, where the majority Garganega makes it a true Veneto white, with melon, peach and great freshness and minerality. — 14 days ago

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Domaine Comte Abbatucci

Monte Bianco Sciacarello 2018

Jeremy Shanker

100% Sciaccarello. Hopefully more of this in the future. — 9 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Ridge California Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

From a mini vertical of Monte Bello at a friend’s house. This 08 is easily the most concentrated of the 06, 07, 08. A bit of lemony oak is still yet to integrate on the nose, but all the components are there. Best concentration of the bunch. The fruit is rich and pure and the tannins and acids are really in nice balance. Give this 5 more years. — 6 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Ridge Vineyards Merlot 2011

Mature and drinking beautifully. — 7 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

Butterscotch candy nose. Pina colada on the palate and this is definitely on the buttery oaky spectrum but it’s done really well and I’m down with it. Vanilla and kiwi. Great acid and great broad lactic finish. — 24 days ago

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Josh Morgenthau

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@Ron R 👍 keeping me honest
Ron R

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@Josh Morgenthau, I’ve tried to get some Montebello, and you need to trade your first born for it. But the estate is still excellent.
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@Ron R Haha. Em and I better get started having kids then— you do what you gotta do right?

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2006

From a Ridge mini vertical at a friend’s house. 08, 07, 06. This 06 is by far the most evolved. Nose is sweet with ripe, almost prune-tinged fruit. I hesitate to say prune because it has a bad connotation but this is really good. And at its peak. Lots of sweet, old library notes. Still a lot of tannin, but the flavors are revolved so don’t wait for more tannin to drop. A real pleasure-giver. — 6 days ago

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Bodegas Faustino

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2006

v06. Pretty good. Candied cherries and soft smoke meat nose. Bing and black cherry fruit. Full bodied, dry, lively mocha, leather and earth finish. — 8 days ago


Monte Carbonare Garganega 2015


黄色い花の香り、厚みがあり、アルコール感が強く、白桃の味わい。炭のような苦味を伴う後味@DEAN&DELUCA 3,856 incl tax — 15 days ago