2015 Monte Bello earns a 95+ Point score from The Wine Advocate‘s William Kelley:
At this early stage, the 2015 Monte Bello is all about potential. I followed a bottle over several days and only witnessed improvement. The wine unfurls in the glass with a rich bouquet of cassis, ripe plums, espresso roast, black tea and baking chocolate, lavishly framed by minty, spicy new oak…On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, deep and concentrated, with rich, velvety tannins and beautifully succulent, even tangy acidity that lends amazing lift on the finish. The most obvious analogy is the 2005 vintage, though it also evokes a more elegant version of the 1995 Monte Bello. Given its structure and balance, it should enjoy remarkable longevity. 95+ Points
Learn more about Kelley’s retrospective tasting of Monte Bello vintages back to 1964 here.