Monteverro

Toscana Red Blend

9.344 ratings
9.313 pro ratings
Tuscany, Italy
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.2

I debated giving this a NR for its rating as this tastes like a wine that is made to taste a certain way rather than a wine made to express its region, but there is a tasty factor in play. Bordeaux blend. Michel Rolland consulted on the winemaking. 2nd vintage.

This is real suave and sexy in style, but I could see this being from a multitude of places. Ripe and decadent fruit that seems to just now be calming down 13yrs later. Mostly red and black fruits (black cherry compote), and cherry vanilla pipe tobacco both aromatically and on the palate. Stops short of being hedonistic, but the mid palate is dense. Finish brings some currant and herbal flair to tie back to Italy. Tannic but not a monster.

Decanted an hour and finished the next day, it didn’t experience much change. I’d consume these in the next 3-5yrs.

I debated giving this a NR for its rating as this tastes like a wine that is made to taste a certain way rather than a wine made to express its region, but there is a tasty factor in play. Bordeaux blend. Michel Rolland consulted on the winemaking. 2nd vintage.

This is real suave and sexy in style, but I could see this being from a multitude of places. Ripe and decadent fruit that seems to just now be calming down 13yrs later. Mostly red and black fruits (black cherry compote), and cherry vanilla pipe tobacco both aromatically and on the palate. Stops short of being hedonistic, but the mid palate is dense. Finish brings some currant and herbal flair to tie back to Italy. Tannic but not a monster.

Decanted an hour and finished the next day, it didn’t experience much change. I’d consume these in the next 3-5yrs.

Oct 16th, 2022
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.0

This is the estates top wine very big and bold

This is the estates top wine very big and bold

1 person found it helpfulMay 29th, 2014
Anthony Giglio

Wine Blogger WineWiseGuy

9.2

Always solid and delicious.

Always solid and delicious.

Jan 2nd, 2016
Anthony Giglio

Wine Blogger WineWiseGuy

9.0

Rich. Luscious. Delicious

Rich. Luscious. Delicious

Dec 29th, 2015
Dominik Breer

First vintage of this up and coming winery. Chocolate. Tobacco. Coffee. Black berries.

First vintage of this up and coming winery. Chocolate. Tobacco. Coffee. Black berries.

Jun 29th, 2015
Anthony Giglio

Wine Blogger WineWiseGuy

9.5

Still a baby, with powerful notes of tobacco, blackberry, leather, sage; beautifully integrated tannins; meaty. @baltzco @grdovic

Still a baby, with powerful notes of tobacco, blackberry, leather, sage; beautifully integrated tannins; meaty. @baltzco @grdovic

Dec 29th, 2014
Nathan Claiborn

Great lush extracted dark fruit, well made and delicious but utterly lacking any kind of geographic personality.

Great lush extracted dark fruit, well made and delicious but utterly lacking any kind of geographic personality.

Dec 28th, 2014
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.7

A dense and rich wine dark earth mocha dark spices with dark cherry and plum like fruit with half barrel and half Tank fermented they are trying to make the wine cab cf mr and cf blend smooth round tannins very thick and ripe but has great freshness only 450 cases produced annually well built with layers of fruit earth minerality and fresh balanced finish. Finish 50most excellent

A dense and rich wine dark earth mocha dark spices with dark cherry and plum like fruit with half barrel and half Tank fermented they are trying to make the wine cab cf mr and cf blend smooth round tannins very thick and ripe but has great freshness only 450 cases produced annually well built with layers of fruit earth minerality and fresh balanced finish. Finish 50most excellent

Mar 21st, 2013
Dario Tolone

nice. bit too woody.

nice. bit too woody.

Sep 30th, 2016
Charles Houssa

Best of this evening's Bolgheri tasting. Although everything else was terrific....

Best of this evening's Bolgheri tasting. Although everything else was terrific....

Dec 5th, 2015