Patio smasher with complexity. Lacks a bit acidity and structure but super pleasant to drink. — 2 months ago
Big, dark, earthy, tannic. Hold onto this for a couple years, will age beautifully. — 3 months ago
Unti rosé is always special but this 2020 is just a bit extra special. 70/30 Grenache noir/Mourvedre with no malo this is a bright, expressive yet complex pink. Incredible food wine that we enjoyed with poached cod and curried lentils. — 8 months ago
My mother adores this wine.
A tad too hot and intense for me at the moment. It’s drinking like a cross between a nice Aussie Shiraz and young Cornas. Ripe blueberry, fig, blackberry, olive tapenade, singed herbs, licorice. Long finish. Give it some more time.
— 13 days ago
I was completely unfamiliar with this winery until a visit to Dry Creek back in 2019. We randomly booked an AirBNB in neighboring Geyserville that happened to belong to the proprietors of Unti. They invited us to visit the winery and I’m so glad we made the effort to do so. They specialize in varieties that grow in and around the Mediterranean. This bottle of the 2016 Montepulciano was brought back from that winery visit and enjoyed over two days. It showed best on Day 2 and these notes reflect that experience.
The wine pours a deep garnet with an opaque core and a slightly watery rim; medium+ viscosity. On the nose, medium intensity with raspberries, blackberries, lingonberries, baking spices, purple flowers and crushed concrete. On the palate, a mixed fruit set with mostly blue and black fruits, figs, blackberries, mulberries, dark cherry, baking spices and minerals. Medium+ tannin and medium+ acid. This finish is long and dry. Came across quite young and primary. Years to go on these. — 8 months ago
A brilliant CalItal (yes, I said it) blend of Vermentino, Falanghina, Biancolella and Fiano from one of the kings of CalItal (Unti).
Fragrant (lemon ice, lemon verbena) and oh so refreshing (yellow flowers, fresh white melon). Delivers way more elegance and length than you’d expect from a simple porch wine.
— 13 days ago
Unti’s best grapes packaged for gulping. Strawberry notes give way to electric cherry acidity and a warm, spicy finish. Approachable, but the quality pedigree here is obvious. A truly noble companion for my humble chicken parm — 2 months ago
healthy dose of acidic and bright tart cherry on the nose and mouth — 7 months ago