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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

Monte Rosso Wines
May 22, 2019



2017 Orin Swift  Blank Stare Sauvignon Blanc; compelling notes of spiced pears, ripe peaches, green apples and dill seed with a waft of aniseed. Medium-bodied and satiny, with a lovely line of freshness, it finishes long and lively Wine Advocate $37; Mixed Case, 33.3; Case, 31.45



2014 Mount Peak Zinfandel Rattlesnake;Aroma: very rich oaky, very dense, very rich chocolate, , lifted, wood, rather pretty; Mouth: juicy bright very rich older, tight acid lean; Very Good Plus 43; Mixed Case, 38.7; Case, 36.55

2015 Mount Peak Gravity Red Blend;Aroma: very dense, rather full, fresh juicy rather dense, dry chocolate, rather deep; Mouth: clean light fresh, rather bright, lifted, dense, smooth, tight acid , lifted clean; Very Good - Excellent48; Mixed Case, 43.2; Case, 40.8

2014 Mount Peak Cabernet Sauvignon Sentinel; Color: medium dark rater dense; Aroma: sweet heady rather dense, , dark, rather herbal, sweet fruit, dusty; Mouth: clean fine acid direct, firm, bright acid, clean fine tannins, long fine tannins; Very Good - Excellent64; Mixed Case, 57.6; Case, 54.40

2015 Louis Martini Zinfandel Monte Rosso Gnarly Vine; Color: light red black; Aroma: very dark, rather dense, light bramble, very dense rather rich, very full, , light bramble, ; Mouth: clean rather fine, elegant racy, very rich, bright clean; Very Good - Excellent75; Mixed Case, 67.5; Case, 63.75

2014 Louis Martini Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Rosso;” shows plenty of the nuance that makes wines from this site so compelling, along with an extra kick of textural richness that gives the wine a terrific sense of immediacy. Exotically ripe and inviting, the 2014 will drink well right out of the gate. I would prefer to give it a few years to shed some baby fat. – Antonio Galloni, Vinous 99; Mixed Case, 89.10; Case, 84.95


5/22 Monte Rosso Case: Special, two each of the above wines - $633

5/22 Monte Rosso Pack: Special, one each of the above wines - $335

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