California Grapevine October 2016 Reviews

California Grapevine

October 2016

The October issue of the California Grapevine saw the 2013 Monte Bello score 92 points.

  • 2013 Monte Bello, 92 PointsMedium-dark purplish ruby; attractive, big, rich, ripe, fragrant, dark cherry and blackberry fruit aroma with hints of dill and vanilla; full body; rich, plush, red and black fruit flavors with good depth, mineral and spicy notes, and bright acidity; full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Nicely balanced and structured for bottle aging, though very appealing to taste now. Very highly recommended. 13.6% alcohol; 5,000 cases; blended with 8% PV, 7% CF, and 5% Merlot; released September 2016. (Group Score: 16.6, 1/2/0;My Score: 17 [92/100], fifth place)