Reviewed on 2019-09-17
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Rating 85
Style Red
Variety
Vintage 2016
Appellation
California
USA
ABV 14.5%
Price $16.00 Value Pick  Buy This Wine
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Perfect For

Backyard BBQs, Penny Pinching, Sweet Tooth Cravings

Drink If You Like

Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec , Zinfandel

Montevina Terra d'Oro Zinfandel 2016 Review

You get the peppery blackberry notes that are inherent with this grape but then something happens. On the palate the wine is smooth and slathered with oak showing sweet saccharine vanilla, and with the alcohol so high that blackberry fruit aroma becomes stewed with dark roasted coffee that creates almost a burnt note. It’s under $20 and has enough balance, but I feel like this bottle should be relegated strictly to backyard BBQs as it will match the sweetness of your secret sauce.

85
POINTS
Montevina Terra d'Oro Zinfandel 2016
You get the peppery blackberry notes that are inherent with this grape but then something happens. On the palate the wine is smooth and slathered with oak showing sweet saccharine vanilla, and with the alcohol so high that blackberry fruit aroma becomes stewed with dark roasted coffee that creates almost a burnt note. It’s under $20 and has enough balance, but I feel like this bottle should be relegated strictly to backyard BBQs as it will match the sweetness of your secret sauce.

Reviewed On: 09-17-2019
85
POINTS
Montevina Terra d'Oro Zinfandel 2016
You get the peppery blackberry notes that are inherent with this grape but then something happens. On the palate the wine is smooth and slathered with oak showing sweet saccharine vanilla, and with the alcohol so high that blackberry fruit aroma becomes stewed with dark roasted coffee that creates almost a burnt note. It’s under $20 and has enough balance, but I feel like this bottle should be relegated strictly to backyard BBQs as it will match the sweetness of your secret sauce.

Reviewed On: 09-17-2019