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2018 Montevideo

2018 Montevideo

18Monte
Region
California
Appellation
Santa Barbara County

Type
Red Wine
Varietal
Red Blend
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$41.00
 
SKU: 18Monte

Syrah

15% ABV | 14 Months French Oak | Santa Barbara Co, California Appellation

The 2018 vintage at Rocklands, the most difficult in our history, was marked by extreme rainfall during the growing season making it nearly impossible for any East Coast grower to make a full bodied red wine, or for many, any red wine at all!  

Given the trying weather locally, we searched outside of the area and through a friend of Rocklands found a wonderful grower in Santa Barbara County, California, specializing in Syrah.  To ensure quality, our team actually drove cross-country in a refrigerated truck to retrieve the fresh grapes and quickly return them to Rocklands to begin fermentation!

Barrel-aged for 14 months and then aged an additional 10 months in bottle, Montevideo is finally here!  Although we don't plan to source fruit again from outside of our region, we're really pleased with how this wine turned out.  

Clocking in at 15% ABV, Montevideo is loaded with robust tannins, showing notes of dark berry fruit, smoke, black pepper, and sagebrush.  This is a big red that will benefit from aging: enjoy now and through 2028.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Alcohol %
15