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Camino Cellars Montecillo Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014


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Montecillo Vineyard is owned by the Lee family. Grape growing and winemaking pioneers in Sonoma County, the Lee's founded Kenwood Winery in 1970. Heritage grapevine selections, along with their wise age and thirsty roots produce a concentrated yield of intensely flavored and aromatic grapes and wine.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Brand Camino Cellars
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Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Montecillo from Moon Mountain emerges from a vineyard planted in 1964 on St. George rootstock, hence it was never prone to phylloxera. The vineyard is planted between 800 and 2,000 feet in elevation. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon has a fabulous nose of charcoal, barbecue smoke, blackberry and cassis with some forest floor and underbrush. It is a big, juicy, concentrated and beautifully textured Cabernet. It is a major sleeper of the vintage, and can be drunk over the next 20-25 years.

Robert Parker, October 28, 2016