Afton Mountain Vineyards

Festa di Bacco Monticello Sangiovese Blend

8.919 ratings
8.82 pro ratings
Monticello, Central Region, Virginia, USA
Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot
Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Beef, Venison, White Rice, Potato, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Duck, Tomato-Based, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lamb, Turkey, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
Rebecca Fletcher

2014 vintage. Earthy. Black fruit, cherry and spice. M+ tannin. Full body.

2014 vintage. Earthy. Black fruit, cherry and spice. M+ tannin. Full body.

Sep 9th, 2016
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

8.9

Fourth wine tasted at Afton Mountain Vineyards. Bright crimson red. Slight dirty cellar on the nose, with slightly savory on the nose. Smooth and more complex than the Merlot. Some woody, forest and red berry notes throughout. Well rounded. Moderate tannins (5.5/10) with solid acidity. Moderate body, seemed slightly fuller than Merlot too. Moderate plus finish. Drink till 2022.

Fourth wine tasted at Afton Mountain Vineyards. Bright crimson red. Slight dirty cellar on the nose, with slightly savory on the nose. Smooth and more complex than the Merlot. Some woody, forest and red berry notes throughout. Well rounded. Moderate tannins (5.5/10) with solid acidity. Moderate body, seemed slightly fuller than Merlot too. Moderate plus finish. Drink till 2022.

May 30th, 2016
Laura Purdy

Still quite young. Nice blend of 41% Sangiovese, 35% Cab, 24% Tannat. I definitely prefer the 2016

Still quite young. Nice blend of 41% Sangiovese, 35% Cab, 24% Tannat. I definitely prefer the 2016

Mar 25th, 2020
Laura Purdy

Had to cancel my VA trip last minute. Decided to staycation with a favorite from my last trip.

Had to cancel my VA trip last minute. Decided to staycation with a favorite from my last trip.

Mar 13th, 2020
Steve Haro

Soft supple dessert notes of strawberry and powdered sugar on the nose. Green pepper and wet earth and mushroom palette notes. Finish is medium. Would be amazing but the finish.

Soft supple dessert notes of strawberry and powdered sugar on the nose. Green pepper and wet earth and mushroom palette notes. Finish is medium. Would be amazing but the finish.

Feb 23rd, 2020
Brian Franke

Nice VA blend that includes cellulitis.

Nice VA blend that includes cellulitis.

Jun 26th, 2018
A. R.
8.7

Well made wine, not just well made Virginia wine. Earthy black and red fruits on the nose, slightly Brett and dirty. In the mouth, bright fruit and berries, earthy finish. Some unresolved oak. Bright acid and grippy tannins. 13.5% alcohol.

Well made wine, not just well made Virginia wine. Earthy black and red fruits on the nose, slightly Brett and dirty. In the mouth, bright fruit and berries, earthy finish. Some unresolved oak. Bright acid and grippy tannins. 13.5% alcohol.

Mar 24th, 2017
S L
8.3

Light with tight tannins and fresh berries

Light with tight tannins and fresh berries

Jul 18th, 2016
Will Brooks

Will had this 9 months ago

Will had this 9 months ago

Dec 27th, 2019
Laura Purdy

Laura had this a year ago

Laura had this a year ago

Oct 24th, 2019