Bodegas Montecillo

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Montecillo Vineyard Moon Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Amazing on pop and pour. A bit austere on nights two and three compared to opening, but still excellent and a bit more in the old school camp compared to its contemporaries. Nice to find a current release wine with a bit of age on it. — 20 days ago

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Bodegas Montecillo

Rioja Tempranillo

Spectacular. From the colors as it enters the glass to the aroma to the FLAVOR. So good. — 7 months ago


Montecillo Vineyard Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon

At Dry Creek Kitchen with Lynn celebrating our 41st anniversary. Tuna tartare, leek and halibut chowder, and lamp chops. Delicious. — 8 months ago


Montecillo Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Stunning. Haribo red gummiebear nose. Plenty of stems in this. 13.5%. Be aware this is not your classical Cab. While this is great i am not sure it will age. Drink now. — 2 months ago

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Beekeeper Cellars

Montecillo Vineyard Zinfandel 2015

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Young, but all the components are there now (and will heighten). It’s odd to say this “only” has 14%ABV, but it’s so refreshing to have a zin that isn’t pushing 15-17%. Smoked bacon fat, black cherries, lingonberries, ripe blackberries, and peppercorn aromatics. Wonderful acidity! Love zin with a good acidic backbone. Structure is very solid. Tart mixed berry pie, and added herbal spice at the finish. Neither light nor dense...balanced. Not jammy and definitely not flabby.

Excellent Sonoma zin. This is now the second zin I’ve had from this producer and both have been very good. Thank you for this,
@Jack Thompson !
— 5 months ago

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@Shay A : this is a new producer to me. Your notes are great.
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never heard of this ... how cool .! dry creek valley?
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@Bryan Kesting : I’m very impressed with the zins I’ve had so far. I’ll be looking for more.

@Joshua Fisher : I hadn’t either until a friend introduced me to them. They have a unique story. A couple zins from Sonoma County. All the tops have a different color “wax” that is actually true bees wax.

Camino Cellars

Montecillo Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

First of the 14s. This wine has a dark black and blue fruit nose, savory characteristics, mocha, roasted nuts. Entry has a hint of red fruit right at the front but turns to dark black and blue character to the mid palate. Hint of mocha. Graphite. Sweet, youthful, gritty and roasted tannin. Balanced. Powerful. Soft edges on the front and a little more jagged on the back. Beautiful....price went up a 55 bucks. A steal. — 9 months ago

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Bodegas Montecillo

Viña Cumbrero Rioja Tempranillo 2010

Has an orangey hue. Oaky smell, tobacco, dusty, smells like grandmas basement during poker night. Taste is AGGRESSIVE. Literally tastes like a poker night. Super tannic. Oak. Ripe Plum, acidity makes it almost lemony at the end. Burn up front but no burn going down. — 4 months ago

Bodegas Montecillo

Crianza Rioja Tempranillo 2015

Enjoyed this with Meg during peak Niko time — 7 months ago

Bodegas Montecillo

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2009

Black cherry, maybe a little cola. Some cedar and perhaps lilac. Fairly lean and acidic with moderate tannins. — 8 months ago