Monte Antico

Monte Antico

Toscana Sangiovese Blend 2018

Color of saturated purple. Nose of dark fruits, strength of alcohol, a bit tobacco leaves and chalky. Nose is average. Taste of ripe grape, some tannins, good acidity and oak note. Some bitter grapefruit note also. Aftertaste of some more medicinal strawberry and more tannins. Average — 9 days ago

Dawn, Bob and 1 other liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Chardonnay 2020

Long. Vanilla , touch oaky, banana for days. Big wine but in a balanced way — a day ago

Monte Xanic

Gran Ricardo Valle de Guadalupe Red Blend 2017

Brought this bottle with me and needed it to drown some sorrows of a football loss. Still incredibly smooth and glad I have more bottles at home. — 4 days ago

Eddie liked this

Bodegas Riojanas

Monte Real Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 1942

Soft cherry and gentle orange rind notes. Hints of dried herbs. Faded but pretty. Very good. — a month ago

BOT Matt LichtenbergPaul Woolls
with BOT, Matt and 1 other
Josh, Aravind and 12 others liked this

Monte Bernardi

Retromarcia Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2020

100% Sangiovese grapes, from vineyards consisting of shale (Galestro) 70%, sandstone (Arenaria-Calcare-Pietraforte) 20%, limestone (Alberese) 10%. Deep Ruby with aromas of red and black fruits with sweet spice and earthy floral notes. On the palate flavors of black cherry, blackberry and currants with tobacco, licorice and vanilla, adding pepper spice. Fine vivid tannins, medium+ finish, well balanced with acidity, ending with fruit and earthy mineral character. Nice! — 19 days ago

Tom, Daniel P. and 1 other liked this

Bodegas Riojanas

Monte Real Rioja Tempranillo 2001

Earthy oak and black cherry, with raspberry and pepper. Bold, rich, and tannic. — 6 days ago

Becky Linnett
with Becky

Ridge Vineyards

40th Anniversary Vintage Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2004

Alex Lallos

Beautiful. Ripe. Dill, mint and tons of red fruit. Still a baby!! — 8 days ago

Ira, Andrew and 7 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2002

45 min decant(decent chunky/fine sediment). A remarkable medium garnet color with bricking. On the nose: beautiful perfumed notes burst from the glass with sour cherry, mint, dusty earth, currants, wet cedar, green bell pepper....could sniff all night! Taste: soft and round, smooth, elegant wine with raspberry, cedar, currants, musky earth, and a nice dark chocolate cherry finish. YUM! A wine that has hit its stride over the past few years with time to go. — 12 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
Brenda, Paul and 22 others liked this

Poggio Antico

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2013

Fantastic Brunello! Lovely aromas of dark fruit, violets, spices, Forrest Floor, and grilled herbs. Dark cherry fruit on the pallet with hints of orange zest and mushroom. Long floral ladened finish. Bristling acidity. Beautifully elegant and delicate but there is also great depth and complexity. Excellent! — 24 days ago

Hermes, Daniel P. and 2 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1973

Tasted blind. Dark and opaque color. Notes of black cherry, stone/gravel, wood. Powerful in the mouth with great acidity. Long finish. There's a slight brettiness in this that always lingers but is not too distracting. A long debate ensued about what this could be. Mostly guesses are in the old world. The feminine nature of this leads me to go with a 59 Margaux guess. Nice wine, limited in rating because of the slight taint. — a month ago

Ira, Juan and 15 others liked this