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A Fun Wine from Villa Montefiori, Mexico

Vineyard, Image from Villa Montefiori

As soon as I spotted this bottle of Mexican red wine I grabbed it.  In 1985 Paolo Paoloni came to Mexico to work for Bodega LA Cetto.  A decade later the Paoloni family founded Villa Montefiori.  The family itself originates from Le Marche, Italy.  In 1998 they planted the estate with Italian and French varietals.  The first released vintage was 2005.  I rather enjoyed drinking this wine and I recommend that you give it a try.  I do not see to many Mexican wines for sale in the Washington, DC area and while that alone is enough reason to pick up a bottle, there really is serious effort put into this wine.  There is a touch too much sweetness in the fruit for my preferences but beyond that there are many attractive qualities to this wine.  I would be curious to read what you think.  This selection is currently available at MacArthur Beverages.

2008 Villa Montefiori, Cabernet-Sangiovese, Valle de Guadalupe, Vaja California – $20
Imported by Southern Wine Group Imports.  This wine is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Sangiovese which was aged for 10 months in new and used French oak barrels.  There is a nose of blue and black fruit with a lifted sweetness and eventually floral greenhouse aromas.  In the mouth there are soft and ripe red fruit which makes way to racy black fruit and licorice, along with a touch of tartness and sweet spices.  There is a nice coating of minerally black fruit on the lips.  Tilting towards sweet this is a fun wine with good weight.  ** Now-2015.

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