Winemaking is art, science, passion and a healthy dose of voodoo. At Montevina, we got our start in 1970 in the Sierra foothills and released our first wines in 1973. We quickly became well-known for our robust, full-flavored red wines, especially Zinfandel and Barbera, and proceeded to inspire a well-deserved revival of this region’s historic wine industry
Hard to believe I gave this a 2 the first time I had it, but I particularly enjoyed it this time; very zinfandelly, but nicely blended with syrah and barberra.
So the fifth review is a charm right? I'll get some recs? My second wine epiphany came when I tasted for the first time a Montevina Barbera, on a thanksgiving with my chef Dad. No turkey's served here, baby, just the best braccioles, lasagne, antipast, sausage and meatballs and rigatoni west of the Cascades. Did I mention any veggies? that was the sauce. Anyway, put two together, my favorite varietal, the Zinfandel, blended with Barbera and Syrah by a kick ass winery from Gold Country- Montevina and what do you get? Beautiful label but Boooring drink. Major disappointment. Still I think I'll give it another try, in another year. Maybe its the 2004 vintage, I have yet to be fond of anything that has come from this year. What happened in 2004? someone write me please explain it to me. Until then, I think I'll stick to my 2002, and 2003 standbys while I can. Sorry Montevina, but I really really do plan to visit and give your wines a thorough taste. My girlfriend's daughter lives in Sacramento and when we visit her we'll be sure to stop by. I have not found your barbera in Alaska, and You will not send me wines because for some reason you still think its illegal (I guess that makes all the other winerys criminals) Get a clue or get a better lawyer, because, Man you are missing out on my bank account, that is if you can still make a kick-ass Barbera. I'm thinking Lasagne.
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