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Mont Rochelle Reserve Sauvignon Blanc L 2007
From our "La Finca" Estate in the Apalta Valley (Santa Cruz D.O., a sub-denomination of Colchagua Valley). Aurelio evaluated releasing a full Carmenère wine, as we have pure Carmenère vines, but after many combinations decided that this blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Carmenère (specified as such in the main label) brought forward the best of both varieties. Aged in American oak and with only one soft filtering, it provides great value. With beautiful and intense ruby red color, it has a very elegant aroma with notes of chocolate, cigar box, coffee and also of vanilla and butterscotch. To the palate it is ample, full, of medium body, soft and generous, with a long aftertaste. Decanting is recommended for at least 30 minutes. It can be cellared for four years or enjoyed now. Denomination of Origin: Colchagua Valley.
Was really curious over the great reviews for the Purple Angels, but after buying one myself, found it to be just good, not legendary... had all the must-haves for a Carmenere though... pretty decent
Lightly herbal on the nose, very crisp and refreshing. A pretty tasty wine. Not screaming grassiness, but enough herbaceous-ness to be varietally true. The bottle had a trio of medals on it: International Winery of the year 2002 (W&S); 2002 Wine Personality of the year (Aurelio Montes - selected by the Chilean Agricultural Society) and New World Winery of the Year 2002 (WE).
Steely, flinty pineapple nose. Good acidity, not sour. Clean, true to varietal. Green taste. $16
<Aroma> Dark Fruit, Oak <Mouth> Full, Sour, Dry
Asparagus on the nose. Flavors of lemon rind and lime zest in the front followed by veggies and a grassy flavor on the mid palate. Ending with grapefruits, citrus, and a hint of granny smith apples. definitely an excellent value wine.
With our anniversary dinner, I picked a bottle of this on a whim and what a fantastic pick. The bottle is thick and heavy, something you want to take home and use as a weapon. The wine was decanted for about 45 minutes, deep, dark, a velvety purple that seemed to be screaming for something white to stain forever. It was an epic bottle of wine - the last glass was unreal having decanted for almost 2 hours. The fruit was big but balanced with a really nice acidity leaving the palette after swallowing but filling your head with this experience of smell, taste, and memories of that great Cuban cigar, berries from the farm stand, box woods and oak, and somehow blue skies and summer grass. We bought a half case of 2007 and a half case of 2009 and look forward to enjoying this for a few years to come.
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Nicely focused the grassy ripe citrus '07 Montes Classic Series Sauvignon is picture-perfect; well-balanced in everyway this wine truly delivers; lively aftertaste.
Viña MontGras, in Chile’s Colchagua Valley, was established in 1992 by brothers Hernán and Eduardo Gras, together with their partner Cristián Hartwig. The fruit of a mission to produce estate-grown wines of exceptional quality and originality, the MontGras estate today encompasses over 200 hectares planted to vine in the heart of Chile’s wine-producing region. Since the first harvest in the early 1990s, MontGras wines have earned over 200 medals and awards worldwide, garnering international critical acclaim. Santiago Margozzini serves as head winemaker. Production Area San Antonio Valley, Chile Grape Varieties 100% Sauvignon Blanc Vinification Grapes are hand harvested in late March. Fermentation takes place under strictly controlled temperatures and the resulting wine is aged sur lie for seven months in stainless steel. Color Pale straw with gold reflections Bouquet Delicate aromas of citrus and melon mingled with subtle herbal and grassy notes Taste Crispy and juicy, this wine is well balanced and mouth filling, with refreshing citrus fruit flavors, a racy acidity, and lingering finish Alcohol 13.5% Serving Suggestions Delicious with seafood dishes, sushi, sashimi, oysters, leafy green salads, pasta salads, pork chops and grilled vegetables and soft cheeses.
Montes Sauvignon Blanc 2007: Ausbau in Stahltanks, empf. Trinktemperatur 10-12°C, lagerfähig 1 - 2 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2007Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Casablanca ValleyWeingut: MontesRebsorte: 100% Sauvignon BlancRestzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: Weißwein
90 points Robert Parker: `The 2007 Sauvignon Blanc Leyda Vineyard a more serious effort is an unoaked cuvee with an expressive bouquet of spring flowers citrus and fresh herbs. Light- to medium-bodied it exhibits lively white fruit flavors vibrant acidity and excellent balance. This exceptional value has a pure fruit-filled finish.` A Smart Buy from the Wine Spectator: `Bony and chiseled with lots of lime sweet pea and gooseberry notes framed by mouthwatering acidity. Very fresh with solid length. Drink now.`
Sauvignon Blanc 2012 - 90 points, Wine & Spirits/ A classic San Antonio sauvignon, this wine’s citrus and mineral notes fill an unctuous texture, reflecting the warmth of the 2012 vintage. It’s balanced by costal acidity that prickles on the tongue.
Montes Sauvignon Blanc Leyda Valley 2007: Ausbau in Stahltanks, empf. Trinktemperatur 6-8°C, lagerfähig 2 - 4 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2007Inhalt: 0,75LRegion: San Antonio-Leyda ValleyWeingut: MontesRebsorte: 100% Sauvignon Blanc Restzucker: trockenRestsäure: Alkoholgehalt: 13,5 % Weißwein
Wine Name: Montes Alpha Carmenere 2007, Category: Wine, Brand: Montes, Winery: Montes Wines, Price: $19.51, Bottle Size: 750 mls., Bottles per Case: 12, Made In: Chile, State: Colchagua Province, Region: VI O'Higgins Region, Appellation: Colchagua Valley, Vintage: 2007, Varietal: 90% Carmenère and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, Wine Type: Red Wine
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