Wakes up quickly with air. Initial notes and 91 pt score after 15m in a Burgundy glass. Damp earth, high toned red fruits. Acid lifts the palette of an otherwise “sweet” and candied style. A bit simple overall. Following an hour open this gained at least a couple points. The complexity and finish gained significant depth. I wish I could compare this to Evening Land’s version of this Pinot. — 6 days ago
A very nice wine for our Christmas Eve pork dinner. This should have been decanted as the last sips were the best and we could have reached this point earlier in the bottle. — a month ago
An awesome new bottling, the 2019 ‘Reserve’ Pinot Gris by Jesse Lange shows off a wonderful viscosity with bright pear and green apple flavors that meld with shades of nutmeg infused sourdough bread and lighter lemon zest tones. The range here imparted is seriously good. While delightful in its youth, the 2019 ‘Reserve’ Pinot Gris will provide drinking enjoyment over the next seven plus years, picking up earthy tones as it ages. Drink 2020-2027- 92 — 12 days ago
This is a delicious Tempranillo from Sonoma Valley. Big and bold. Rich and very fruity.
Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.
Showing blackberries, black currants, coffee, cedar, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolate, mocha, peppercorn, leather and sweet tobacco.
Showing nice complexity with some RS.
Still young and very fruity, so a few more years in the bottle would be a good idea.
Better after 3 hours of airtime, so be patient.
I had it all by itself by the lake.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$45. — 17 hours ago
Deep color, good structure and balance. Plenty of fruit. Alcohol content a bit high, resulting in a “hot” mouth feel. Had the 2018 in December 2020. Went well with turkey burgers. — a month ago
End of the night Christmas Eve — a month ago
Creamy, minerally, nutmeg, ripe-fruity nose; taste is fresh, rich, moderately oaky and composed of pineapple, ripe green apples, and a lemon-pepper spiciness. Not a favorite style of mine (wife’s choice), but I found it quite elegant and satisfying with the baked potatoes and a shrimp-dill-sauce called Skagenröra. — 2 months ago
Incredibly drinkable. Really glad I picked up a few bottles. — 10 days ago
Easy drink — 10 days ago
This is my first go with the 2014 Montecillo. Based off my experience with the 2013 vintage, I opened this bottle seven hours ahead of time, well in advance of our dinner. I poured a small taste and the wine seemed to have quite a bit of vigor with noticeable, but not obnoxious, volatile acidity so I poured the rest through a Soirée and into a ship’s decanter to breath. Eight hours later, the VA was still present but integrated. One thing is for sure, this wine is unique. Unusual notes of Middle Eastern spiced meat, herbs de Provence, orange zest, and eucalyptus. Not exactly what I would normally expect from Cabernet Sauvignon and yet, this is utterly satisfying. This is a high acid wine and the tannins are mostly imperceptible which makes this bottle quite a bit different from the 2013 version which is a bit of a beast. The 2014 Montecillo is about as fresh as they come out of California these days and the finish is long. The acid leads me to believe it will cellar a long time but it’s hard to say how beneficial that would be. One thing is for certain, these wines from Ketan Mody are wholly unique and probably won’t be for everyone…but I love them. I’m hoping the Jasud Estate can bounce back from the fires of 2020. — 13 days ago