Sbragia Family Vineyards

Monte Rosso Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.1101 ratings
9.214 pro ratings
Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Hayden B. Oothout

Spectacular moon mountain cab. I love Cabernet Sauvignon from this AVA. Good minerals and fantastic fruit on the palette. This is fantastic now and would age well in the bottle for a few more years. If you see this, grab it!

Spectacular moon mountain cab. I love Cabernet Sauvignon from this AVA. Good minerals and fantastic fruit on the palette. This is fantastic now and would age well in the bottle for a few more years. If you see this, grab it!

Mar 25th, 2019
Michael Chelus

Blackberry, raspberry, black cherry, vanilla, licorice, cherry cola and oak. Great structure and velvety tannins.

Blackberry, raspberry, black cherry, vanilla, licorice, cherry cola and oak. Great structure and velvety tannins.

Apr 26th, 2018
Ian Staub

Big and bold, as is the Sbragia way. But at this age, things are coming together really nicely. Nose is intense with ripe blackberry and maraschino cherry liquor. Baking spices, warm toasty vanilla, cocoa powder, eucalyptus and cedar. Palate is juicy and just a touch sweet. Acidity and tannin are both around a medium, softened and balanced by this bottles age. Unfortunately the finish is pretty short and clean. Regardless, this was a great pairing for a pan-seared NY strip with roasted veggies. Would be interested in trying this again in a few years.

Big and bold, as is the Sbragia way. But at this age, things are coming together really nicely. Nose is intense with ripe blackberry and maraschino cherry liquor. Baking spices, warm toasty vanilla, cocoa powder, eucalyptus and cedar. Palate is juicy and just a touch sweet. Acidity and tannin are both around a medium, softened and balanced by this bottles age. Unfortunately the finish is pretty short and clean. Regardless, this was a great pairing for a pan-seared NY strip with roasted veggies. Would be interested in trying this again in a few years.

Jan 28th, 2018
Isaac Pirolo

Stunning. Rich but authentic, hedonistic but old school, concentrated yet herbaceous. Crème de cassis, currant, vanilla, black cherry, cherry tobacco, licorice, purple flowers and cedar. And it's from the Moon... Moon Mountain that is, on the western slopes of Mt Veeder. Monte Rosso is a 19th century NorCal vineyard that Morgan Twain-Peterson said must have been one of the greatest feats of wine-growing history. http://bedrockwineco.com/vineyards/monte-rosso-vineyard.html

Stunning. Rich but authentic, hedonistic but old school, concentrated yet herbaceous. Crème de cassis, currant, vanilla, black cherry, cherry tobacco, licorice, purple flowers and cedar. And it's from the Moon... Moon Mountain that is, on the western slopes of Mt Veeder. Monte Rosso is a 19th century NorCal vineyard that Morgan Twain-Peterson said must have been one of the greatest feats of wine-growing history. http://bedrockwineco.com/vineyards/monte-rosso-vineyard.html

Oct 14th, 2016
Cory Fierro

2009 vintage on the second day being open. This is delicious. Open and fruity with just the right amount of vegetal notes of sweet bell peppers and mushroom. There's a tiny hint of bitter chocolate on the nose but that fruit is just dominate. There's a balance on the palate between the acidity and tannin and mouthfeel that is just... pleasing. Man, this has really opened my eyes to what Sbragia can do.

2009 vintage on the second day being open. This is delicious. Open and fruity with just the right amount of vegetal notes of sweet bell peppers and mushroom. There's a tiny hint of bitter chocolate on the nose but that fruit is just dominate. There's a balance on the palate between the acidity and tannin and mouthfeel that is just... pleasing. Man, this has really opened my eyes to what Sbragia can do.

Feb 24th, 2016
Brad Hemmer

Great balance and complexity. Oak wood chips and vanilla, cinnamon with some smooth elegant fruit, blackberry, blueberry. Delicate tannins, nice lingering finish.

Great balance and complexity. Oak wood chips and vanilla, cinnamon with some smooth elegant fruit, blackberry, blueberry. Delicate tannins, nice lingering finish.

Jul 3rd, 2015
Scott Moss

Fruit forward. A great pairing with the lamb shank and prime rib it was served with.

Fruit forward. A great pairing with the lamb shank and prime rib it was served with.

Feb 14th, 2015
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.2

One of the most famous vineyard sites in Sonoma

One of the most famous vineyard sites in Sonoma

Apr 15th, 2014
Michael Kotrady

2010 Sbragia Monte Rosso Cab. Impressive.

2010 Sbragia Monte Rosso Cab. Impressive.

Feb 28th, 2014
Charlie Tapp

Hot and well past peak. Disappointing

Hot and well past peak. Disappointing

May 8th, 2020