Mountain Plains

Estate Bottle Monticello Red Blend

9.21 ratings
9.21 pro ratings
Monticello, Central Region, Virginia, USA
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

It is time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. Here is a beautiful one from Virginia.

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Nose of blueberries, blackberries, blackcurrants, wood, licorice, tobacco, dark chocolates, peppercorn and light alcohol.

Full bodied, smooth, buttery and gentle, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, black currants, coffee, oak, spices, light vanilla, tobacco, peppercorn, earth, thyme, espresso, herbs, light vinaigrette and pencil lead.

Medium plus in length on the finish with fine grained tannins and cherries.

This is a delicious red blend from Virginia. Showing nice complexity with a great, soft mouthfeel.

Very tasty now, and will be in the next few years. I gave it a couple of hours to open up, but 30 minutes was actually enough.

I loved the tannin structure, gave it such a nice mouthfeel.

If I had to guess it blind, I would have said Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon.

Good by itself or with food. I had it all by itself. Delicious.

A blend of 36% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc and 29% Petit verdot. A small production of only 2,100 numbered bottles. This is
#401.

14.3% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$70.

It is time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. Here is a beautiful one from Virginia.

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Nose of blueberries, blackberries, blackcurrants, wood, licorice, tobacco, dark chocolates, peppercorn and light alcohol.

Full bodied, smooth, buttery and gentle, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, black currants, coffee, oak, spices, light vanilla, tobacco, peppercorn, earth, thyme, espresso, herbs, light vinaigrette and pencil lead.

Medium plus in length on the finish with fine grained tannins and cherries.

This is a delicious red blend from Virginia. Showing nice complexity with a great, soft mouthfeel.

Very tasty now, and will be in the next few years. I gave it a couple of hours to open up, but 30 minutes was actually enough.

I loved the tannin structure, gave it such a nice mouthfeel.

If I had to guess it blind, I would have said Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon.

Good by itself or with food. I had it all by itself. Delicious.

A blend of 36% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc and 29% Petit verdot. A small production of only 2,100 numbered bottles. This is
#401.

14.3% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$70.

Jun 4th, 2020