Mt. Oso Vineyards, Tracy Hills, CA. 13.5% ABV, 5 barrels made.
Bronze 2013 California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition
Late-ripening Montepulciano is widely grown throughout Central and Southern Italy where heat is necessary, but incredibly rare in California. It produces a relatively soft wine by Italian standards, weighty and dark but with moderate acid and gentle tannins. Our California version features rich plum and dark berry fruits, a dose of espresso and a hint of violet with just enough acid to balance the lush palate. Best drunk within 5 years.