Charge Date: May 2023
Ship Date: March 2025
Our Winemaking Team completed their series of assemblage tastings for the 2022 vintage of Monte Bello on May 3rd. While we are very excited about the quality of the final blend, the growing conditions in 2022 and our rigorous blind-tasting process resulted in the second smallest production size of the past ten years. As a result, the futures offering for this vintage will be limited. As always, the offer will be based on membership tenure, with those enrolled in the club the longest being the first to receive an offer. All Monte Bello Collector members will continue to receive their annual shipment of our estate wines from the Monte Bello Vineyard each March and will continue to enjoy their member benefits throughout the year.
The growing season had its ups and downs with both challenges and success stories. After several years of dry, mild winters, 2022 was a continuation into the third year of drought. This set the stage for strategic viticultural practices. Fortunately, cover crops were abundant, considering the dry conditions. This brought crucial nutrients and imparted greater health to the vines.
Bud break at Monte Bello was early due to mild temperatures. Flowering occurred in May for the whites and in June for the red varieties. This coincided with a cold spring with rains in April and May coupled with ideal warm summer weather.
Average summer temperatures and cool nights at Monte Bello brought balanced growth to the vines and a nice, even fruit set. Once veraison was complete, we were able to assess the crop and did some minor thinning in select parcels allowing the vines to be brought into balance for more uniform ripening. August’s warm weather advanced the ripening process…
375ml – $90
750ml – $175
1.5L – $353
3.0L – $770
6.0L – $1,540
Exclusive member pricing on Monte Bello futures is approximately 40% off the final release price. Each year we will remind you of your standing reservation; you may change, confirm, or cancel. Due to limited production, allocation increases will not be accepted for the 2022 vintage.
If you have a 2020 futures order (purchased in 2021) that you have not yet picked up, you have the option of picking up your order at one of our winery locations. We are open for appointment-based tastings and wine pickups seven days/week.
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