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Montevina Wild Bunch 2004

Member Review by CalKid:

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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Montevina Winery:
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

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Snooth User: CalKid
34374250
2.00 5
11/10/2007

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.


Snooth User: CalKid
34374250
4.00 5
04/11/2009

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.


Snooth User: CalKid
34374250
4.00 5
04/11/2009

Four glasses


Snooth User: ZinGirl
3017749
3.00 5
Vintage: 2003 08/13/2007

Nose: Dried fruit (cherry/currant) on the nose, but very alcoholic. Not a lot of depth here. Taste: Very fruit forward - mostly with the dried fruits - mostly cherry. Very acidic and alcoholic. Finish: Soft and velvety but does not linger long. Suprisingly good for a wine found at Costco for $5.99. A good wine to open on a Tuesday night when you just want a glass to wash your dinner down :) Finish


Snooth User: greengirl28
330088
4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 10/18/2007

Four glasses




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