Bodegas Montecillo

Bodegas Montecillo

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2010

Álcool 13,5% GRAN RESERVA
DUFRY - SP - Jan/2022
— 8 days ago

Di Costanzo

Montecillo Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Rob N
9.3

My first of the 2019 vintage. Tasty, opened up with some air — had some mineral/old world vibes right out of the bottle. Cheers! $115. — 6 months ago

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St. Francis Winery

Artisan Collection Montecillo Vineyard Zinfandel 2015

Agree with other eaters. This is an extremely well balanced Zin. Has the fruit notes but not overpowering and a smooth finish — 2 years ago

Bodegas Montecillo

Viña Monty Rioja Tempranillo 1964

Excellent. Medium body. Plenty bright but a bit thin on fruit. — 2 years ago

Beta Wine

Montecillo Vineyard Moon Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Beautiful now. Excellent down the road. — 5 months ago

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Bodegas Montecillo

Winemaker's Selection Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2011

Con un rojo rubí de menisco marcado y excelente brillo y limpidez, este Gran Reserva te invita a sentir sus aromas.

En principio y después de su primer contacto con el oxígeno, se muestra tímido y franco. Subsecuentemente, van apareciendo notas de madera dulces, canela, clavo y frutas escarchadas; matices que van variando en el tiempo.

En boca es sutil y agradable, con gran sutileza en la entrada y el paso. Tanino extremadamente pulido y acidez serena que mantiene un largo postgusto.
— 9 months ago

Bedrock Wine Co.

Montecillo Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

PM
9.7

Stunning. Thank you Morgan! — 5 months ago

Bodegas Montecillo

Rioja Tempranillo

Delicious - floral, fruity, food friendly, perfect acidity and lovely vanilla notes at the end — 6 months ago

Beta Wine

Vare Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

My first experience with the 2015 “Vare Vineyard” and the first of my three allocated bottles. Ketan mentioned this was his best “Vare” bottling to-date and while I can’t speak to that (since all of my previous experiences with Beta have been the Montecillo Vineyard in Sonoma), I can verify that it has Ketan’s signature all over it. I did not decant this bottle though, it probably would have benefited from it. Never the less, the bouquet was bursting with character: predominately black fruits, anise, eucalyptus, coniferous forest floor, Anaheim pepper…the overwhelming message of freshness and one of the most unique noses I’ve ever encountered from a Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. On the palate, things were a little more subdued with black currants, tart black cherry and black bramble fruit with a little hint of baking spices. It seemed a touch green, to be completely honest. Bone dry and endowed with substantial structure; medium+ tannin, medium+ acid, all the while framed by a medium- body; a welter weight of a wine.

This seems right in-line with what I have come to expect from Ketan Mody’s approach and, while I don’t expect anyone to peg this as Bordeaux in a blind tasting, it certainly has some Old World sensibilities and reminds me of the way Cabernet Sauvignon was made in California 40+ years ago. And, after drinking a few 40 year old Napa Cabernet’s this past week plus the aforementioned balance of fruit/structure, I believe this has a long life ahead of it with a rather exciting upside. Drink with patience or cellar. FWIW, I don’t have any immediate plans to open my second bottle before 2025.
— a year ago

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