Monti al Mare
With notes of fresh blackberry, sweet tobacco, and clove, our Super Tuscan-inspired blend of Sangiovese, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon is soft, layered, and complex.
20% Cabernet Sauvignon
Sangiovese – Broetje Vineyard, Columbia Valley AVA, WA
Syrah – Pace Vineyard, Yakima Valley AVA, WA
Cabernet Sauvignon – Scooteney Flats Vineyard, Red Mountain AVA, WA
WINEMAKER NOTES:“Super Tuscan” wines became popular in the 1970s when a few Tuscan producers came to believe that the rules governing Tuscan wines were too strict and did not allow them to make the high-quality wines they desired to make. The founding concept behind Super Tuscan wines was to break tradition and make the best wine possible without blending rules to stand in the way. Monti al Mare is the embodiment of our winemaking
philosophy — not letting tradition stand in the way of making great wine. With a perfect vintage to showcase ripe flavors while retaining acid, we paired Sangiovese, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon to create a bold wine in the spirit of these Italian pioneers.
- Best of Class – 2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
- Double Gold – 2020 Wine Press Northwest
- Gold – 2019 Critics Challenge (90 pts)
- Cheese: Mozzarella, Ricotta, Provolone, Parmesan Reggiano
The imagination and boldness of the wine trade in the United States knows virtually no limits, as shown by the vitality, cleanliness and freshness of this Sangiovese / Syrah / Cabernet Sauvignon blend out of Maine. – Mike Dunne