Monte De Oro 2011 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (Temecula Valley)

This wine, which includes 9% Cabernet Franc and some use of American and Hungarian oak, is a very strong regional showing, with complex but never confusing aromas of huckleberry pie, purple lilacs, chopped dill and lava rocks. The dark flavors are harder to pin down, from Asian-spiced plums to the berry-laced fudge finish, so the experience is more about structure than ripeness. Matt Kettmann

Print a Shelf Talker Label
  • Alcohol
  • Bottle Size
    750 ml
  • Category
  • Date Published
  • User Avg Rating
    Not rated yet [Add Your Review]
When you buy something through our link, we may earn a small commission. Wine Enthusiast does not accept money for editorial wine reviews. Read more about our policy.
Blind tasting icons How We Blind Taste