Monte Pietroso

Cecilia Monte

Serracapelli Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2014

Note: THIS NEEDS AN HOUR DECANT.

Nose is deep - smells more like high end burgundy. Dark but bright cherries and also that depth you get from expensive burgundy. Deep dense perfume. Cherry flower perfume. Insane. There’s is Nebbiolo spice but is integrated so hard to differentiate from burgundy.

This gets a holy shit!

Palate is intense middle of season cherry fruit. Almost cherry liquor. Some sour cherry. It has that high end combination of dense and intense but acidically balanced fruit. If she had harvested this a day later it would have been too much but as it is it’s perfect. Utterly psychotic. Maximally Delicious.

Finish is so bright it almost lights the palate on fire. Perfect lingering cherry extract. That kiss of perfect but not over the top cherry extract takes this over the 9.5 line for me.

Amazing she got such a great wine in a difficult vintage.

Bought from fass sselctions.
— 9 days ago

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Bodegas Riojanas

Monte Real Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2009

Cathy Corison
9.1

Tart cherry juice. Tad dirty. — 7 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot Blend 2008

A. R.
9.4

Powerful stuff. Young. Too young. On the nose, spices, roses, cassis, graphite. In the mouth dark fruit, leather, teeth coating tannins, acid. Long finish. Excellent vintage. — 3 days ago

Ira, Josh and 1 other liked this

Monte Schiavo

Ruviano Classico Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio 2019

Delectable Wine
9.1

Spicy and savory, with a whiff of wild herbs and lemon zest that completes a gorgeous bouquet. Silky on the palate, as ripe melon, hints of lime, minerals and juicy acids keep things lively and fresh, tapering off with inner florals and a hint of sour citrus. $14.00 (Eric Guido, Vinous, September 2020) — 2 days ago

Alex, Eric and 11 others liked this

Dal Maso

Monte Mitorio Colli Berici Tai Rosso

MICHAEL COOPER
9.1

This is one of the most curious wines I have tasted. It is made in the #Veneto area with the grape #tairosso which is also #tokairosso which is supposively #garnacha #grenache I say supposively because this wine on the nose and on the palate was very much like a Cabernet Sauvignon and full of pirazina aromas at the same time as ripe black fruit (black cherry, plum and cassis). #italy — 10 days ago

Eric, David and 5 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Merlot 2009

Wrapped in American oak but in all the right ways. A remarkable wine — 19 days ago

David, Ceccherini and 6 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

Mellow, tropical fruit notes, medium acidity, subtle oak. — 5 days ago

Monte Tondo

'Casette Foscarin' Soave Classico Garganega 2017

Single vineyard Soave Classico. The signature cherry blossom jumps out of the glass, stony minerality, hefty salinity, mushroom, dried herbs, cherry pith, yellow apricot, and Meyer lemon. Medium+ finish. Elevated acidity. — 7 days ago

Josh, Paul and 2 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2007

A. R.
9.3

After drinking a few of these in a short period of time I’m getting more of the sense of the “Montebello” house style. This one is more restrained and slightly more austere than the 2010. On the nose, tobacco, cassis and earl grey tea. In the mouth, grippy tannins, dark fruit, black tea, acid. Long finish. Like all MB, needs time, but totally accessible now. Yum. — 8 days ago

Ira, Josh and 2 others liked this

Robert Biale Vineyards

Monte Rosso Vineyard Zinfandel 2011

Great on the nose esp for the year 2011. — 19 days ago

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@Severn Goodwin Agreed!!! Hands down I always buy extra of this vineyard