Monte Rossa

Bodegas Riojanas

Monte Real Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2017

No notes, but such a reminder of the value in this Rioja lineup. Like finding your favorite blank ie from childhood & curling up with it — 7 days ago

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Bodegas Borsao

Monte Oton Campo de Borja Garnacha 2007


Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Nose of plums, cherries, currants, spices, light oak, licorice, dark coffee, earth, herbs and peppercorn.

Medium bodied with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with black and red fruits, earth, light oak, licorice, chocolates and coffee.

Medium length on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 15 year old Spanish Garnacha, drinks very fresh. Has a lot of sediments in the bottle, but otherwise I would have guessed it was a 2015 vintage.

Not showing too much complexity, and will probably be still drinkable in the next 5 to 10 years, although there is no reason to wait. I had it a couple of years ago and it is still drinking nicely.

Tasty and easy drinking with mild complexity. A nice easy red to start the evening with.

Needed 45 minutes in the decanter to show the nice tannins. Good by itself or with food.

100% Garnacha grapes.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.
— a month ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2018

Deep purple, the 2018 Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon shows pronouned aromas of blackcurrant, blackberries, tobacco, coffee, vanilla, cloves, dark chocolate, pine and menthol. Medium to full bodied with ripe, fine grained tannins and fresh acidity, this is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon dominated blend from the Santa Cruz Mountains. Drink from 2024 until 2040. — 12 days ago

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Romano Dal Forno

Monte Lodoletta Amarone della Valpolicella Corvina Blend 2012

- fantastic. Dryer on the tongue. More tannins. More fruit forward. Powerful but balanced. Marc’s favorite Italian wine (and maybe favorite in world — 2 months ago

Ridge Vineyards

Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Merlot

Wonderful. Like Bordeaux. Herbaceous, generous, lifted. — 2 months ago

Notte Rossa

Primitivo di Manduria

Layered with flavour. Still prefer Primo — 15 days ago

Ridge Vineyards

Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Chardonnay 2020

Match stick, ethanol, green bell pepper — a month ago


Monte Carbonare Garganega 2019

Super-solid wine, every time. Great value — 2 months ago

Louis M. Martini

Monte Rosso Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

This vineyard located in the celebrated Mayacamas Mountains nearly 1,300 feet above the Sonoma Valley delivers on a promise. That promise, a robust cab with full flavor and complexity - Black licorice, black pepper with a subtle cherry finish.

After being disappointed lately, this Martini is a strong representation of what Sonoma County can deliver.

Bravo Louis, bravo!
— 2 months ago

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