King Family Vineyards

Red Dessert Monticello Merlot

8.97 ratings
8.91 pro ratings
Monticello, Central Region, Virginia, USA
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Jay Kline

I gotta say, this was not at all what I expected. My second King Family wine (the first was their rather sublime Viognier) and first of their dessert wines. This is not at all some cloying mess that so many dessert wines end up being. Instead, it’s got great acid that gives the sensation that it’s almost dry. Might be one of the easiest-to-drink 17% ABV wines I’ve ever had. Even HRH, who hates dessert wines, took a sip and then poured a glass. Color me impressed.

I gotta say, this was not at all what I expected. My second King Family wine (the first was their rather sublime Viognier) and first of their dessert wines. This is not at all some cloying mess that so many dessert wines end up being. Instead, it’s got great acid that gives the sensation that it’s almost dry. Might be one of the easiest-to-drink 17% ABV wines I’ve ever had. Even HRH, who hates dessert wines, took a sip and then poured a glass. Color me impressed.

Jul 6th, 2019
Alicia Cypress

Was served a taste with dessert tonight (chocolate bread pudding). Nice acidity and not overly sweet.

Was served a taste with dessert tonight (chocolate bread pudding). Nice acidity and not overly sweet.

Oct 20th, 2014
Howard Light

Thank you Stephen and Emily!

Thank you Stephen and Emily!

Dec 27th, 2014
Mark Davis

Mark had this 5 years ago

Mark had this 5 years ago

Jan 1st, 2015
Carlos Ramirez

Carlos had this 6 years ago

Carlos had this 6 years ago

Oct 5th, 2013
Mary Beth Vance

Mary Beth had this 7 years ago

Mary Beth had this 7 years ago

Nov 5th, 2012