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Montes Twins Red Wine 2013
Malbec/ Cabernet Sauvignon
Tell me you don’t look twice when you see twins? I do. I’ve secretly always admired parents with twins or multiples. Mainly because you get it all done at once. It’s hard, I’m sure. In the long run, though, I bet it gets easier. Montes Twins made me look twice. Deep and full bodied. Perfect with a romantic steak dinner for Valentine’s Day or Father’s Day meal.
From the winemaker:
“Very lively violet-red in color. The predominately fruity nose recalls a mixture of ripe red and black berries, bakery aromas, and sweet spices, with a floral note on the backdrop. The oak is a very good complement and contributes spicy notes, tobacco leaf, fresh coffee, and a sweet sensation. The palate is very smooth, and well balanced, and the well-rounded tannins lend a pleasing sense of balance and lead to a long finish.”
Montes Cherub Rose of Syrah 2015
My mom used to call us cherubs. As kids, we were cute and chubby with pink cheeks. Lol. Even to this day, whenever I see pictures of Italian churches with frescos and cherubs, I think of my mom. Guess what I thought of when I saw the label of this wine? Yup. My mom. God bless her. She’s a beautiful woman. Just like this wine. It’s medium to light bodied. Crisp and clean. Floral with notes of fresh berries. For a pairing, I would have this with duck or chocolate covered strawberries.
From the winemaker:
“After several years of experimentation, Aurelio Montes settled on producing a rosé from Syrah (the grape he made famous in Chile with the country´s first Ultra Premium Syrah, Montes Folly). Montes Cherub is a seductive, elegant, dry wine, with an intense cherry-pink color. Expressive of the grape and its terroir, it shows distinct Syrah character: spiciness and hints of strawberry, rose and orange peel. There is a strong backbone of acidity with residual tannins that gives the wine structure. For a rosé, it shows good fruit concentration and a richness in texture across the palate that leads to a delightfully long finish.”
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