MONTEFIORI 2013 CABERNET SAUVIGNON/SANGIOVESE
ABOUT THE WINE
75% Cabernet Sauvignon / 25% Sangiovese. Upon coming across this blend during an early tasting trip to Mexico several years ago, we knew it would be a hit in the United States if we could convince Paolo to allocate some our way. Impressively balanced, this blend proves how far winemaking in Baja has progressed over the years.
Vintage: 2013 | Wine Type: Red Wine
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon / Sangiovese
Origin: Baja California, México | Appellation: Guadalupe Valley, Baja California
Elaboration: Estate grown grapes. Clay/sand soil. Vineyards planted 1998. Aged ten months in a combination of new and used French oak barrels. Malolactic fermentation in barrel. Unfined and unfiltered.
Winemaker: Paolo Paoloni
Big structure with good balance and vibrant acidity. Silky tannins lead to hints of spices, licorice, and rose. Long finish. A terrific pairing with spicy dry-cured meats.
Production: 750 cases | Alcohol: 14.0% | TA: g/l | Residual Sugar: g/l | pH:
PRESS & POINTS
2008 - 91 Points, James Suckling
2007- "Wine Pick of the Week," Seattle Times