Sip on This: September 2018
Sep 04, 2018 12:57PM
Spanish for “mountain vines,” Plymouth-based Terra d’Oro Winery—home of Montevina—has been crafting deeply flavored, robust wines that capture the unique character of Amador County for over 50 years. For more info, visit montevina.com.
Montevina Chardonnay 2015
OVERALL RATING: 4
Tasting Notes: Rich, golden-hued color; crisp, light, and flavorful; toasty aromas and flavors of tart apples, figs, pears, and peaches but not overly sweet; smooth, vanilla bean finish; a good everyday sipper; pair it with fruit, fish, or chicken
Montevina Barbera 2016
OVERALL RATING: 5
Tasting Notes: Pours a sultry, deep violet; medium-bodied; luscious fruit flavors of black cherry, blackberry, and pomegranate with toasty oak characteristics; dry with soft tannins and just enough acidity; perfect alongside pizza, pasta, or a cheese plate
Overall Rating is the average score (out of 5) given by Style staff tasters. Ratings should be taken with a grain of salt, as we are by no means “experts”—just hard-working employees who enjoy imbibing.