Region: Santa Cruz
Type: Red Wine
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot/Cabernet Franc
Sustainably farmed, hand-harvested, estate-grown grapes; destemmed and sorted; fermented on the native yeasts; full malolactic on the naturally occurring bacteria. Aged in barrel and bottled with minimal sulfur.
The 2016 Monte Bello is stunning, bursting from the glass with aromas of crushed currants, plums, charcoal, sweet spices, black truffle and rich soil. On the palate, it's full-bodied, immensely deep and very concentrated, with an ample core of dark fruit. The finish is long, tensile and chalky.