There is the trademark Montelena earthy, berry fruit, smoky and rich with many subtleties. On the palate it has a big juicy front, a very full texture and many layers of flavors in a rich cross section of fruit and terroir.
"Dense black with a crimson rim. Complex scents of black cherry, mocha and wintergreen with secondary nuances of animal fur and barnyard. Big, refined tannins and ripe flavors of blackberry and black cherry. Hints of leather and tea in the black cherry-driven close." 90 Points
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