The small cadre of indisputably dedicated individuals who have taken it as one of their soul’s missions to forever preserve, enhance, and glorify the wondrous grounds of Monte Bello have gifted us the beautific experience of watching the seasons develop and transition… Read More ›
All things Monte Bello.
Ten Years After – or – To Grade The Parade Of A Decade – or – Double Barrel Bello: Tasting the 1996 & 2006 Monte Bellos!
I had the great pleasure of tasting a decade-wide two-vintage vertical of Monte Bello today, and might I add,I did so in wonderful company. I hosted Eric Baugher, our VP of Winemaking here at Monte Bello, and Ilir Kacaniku, the… Read More ›
Anyhow, when tasting the ’93 MB, my Canadian guests and I did indeed find ourselves discussing the Bordeaux factor, and in the end, collectively agreeing that the ’93 in fact did seem not only distinctly “Bordeaux-esque”, but in fact, and quite possibly, one of the most so of the past 20 years of Monte Bello vintages.
Jancis Robinson has written a fascinating review of 8 different Monte Bello vintages at her site, jancisrobinson.com. If anyone reads her article, please let me know your thoughts, and if you have your own tasting notes to compare and contrast,… Read More ›
In the very near future I’ll be engaging in the rather wonderful act of tasting the 1993 Monte Bello again. In preparation, I thought I would take a look at two different items; my Monte Bello Tracker, and my tasting notes from the last time I tasted this wine.