Med+ acidity, trim sandy soil body, Plum, craberry skin, tea tannin, slight bitter, graphite/pencil, berry in the finish.
Enjoyed without decant, deserves 1-1.5 hr. decant.
I love Monica, a varietal I would like to see more of. Bet it would grow wonderfully in Baja (Prove me wrong). — 2 months ago
Herbal-ly nose. Fresh cherries. High acid and savory. — 3 months ago
[Tasted on August 8, 2020 at Oceana in Santa Monica]
86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc. Black currant, blueberry, fig, espresso, licorice, sweet cedar and graphite. — 7 months ago
[Tasted on August 6, 2020 at Oceana in Santa Monica]
Strawberry and cherry fruit with orange notes, roses, herbes de Provence and chalky minerality. — 7 months ago
Elegant and delectable, with a texture of fine silk. Tastes French but avoids the thin acidity that plagues weaker red burgundies and Oregon Pinots. Delicately perfumed with flowers and red fruit, anchored by mushrooms and earth. I paired the 2016 vintage with French Camembert Fermier (Ferme de la Tremblaye) and an excellent pain de compagne from Wally’s in Santa Monica. Astoundingly good. — a month ago
With Ryan Monica and Caroline and a green bean pasta. Great company! — 6 months ago
[Tasted on August 7, 2020 at Oceana in Santa Monica]
Red fruit and a hint of vanilla on the nose. Blueberry, cherry and cranberry fruit, with tea, clove, graphite and cinnamon. Another nice vintage of Yamhill Cuvée. — 7 months ago
New Year’s Eve 2021 wine purchased from Esters Wine Bar in Santa Monica, CA as part of their countdown to 2021 pack. — 2 months ago
Super smooth and great for casual night — 3 months ago