Good with four grapes, but they did better with two

Friday, September 25, 2009

Brand NameMontgras
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Wine NameQuatro
Vintage (Year)2006
AVACentral Valley
Wine ClassRed
Wine TypeCabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Syrah/Shiraz, Carmenere
Alcohol %15%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 - $20
Site Rating8 (on a scale of 1-10)

I remember my first South American meritage; Alpha M by Montes. I was captivated from that point. Montgras is a wonderful producer of wines, both red and white, and I have flipped over both their Carmenere and their Cab/Syrah. However, this one left me wondering what they were trying to do with these two other grapes. The Malbec imparts an almost woody aspect that detracts away from the flavor, which combined with the Carmenere, makes me think of the coffee grounds residue after a great pot.

I expected more from this wine, and in that, was fine with paying a couple dollars more. However, for now, I will stick with the Cab/Syrah.


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