Thursday, September 22, 2011

2008 Chandler Reach Monte Regalo - Yakima Valley

Wine: Monte Regalo
Producer: Chandler Reach Vineyards
Vintage: 2008    Varietal(s): Cabernet Sauvignon (68%), Cabernet Franc (16%), Merlot (16%)
Cost: $18-$22
Quality: 91-92 | Excellent

Plum colored in the glass. Chocolate covered cherries, strawberries, toasted marshmallow, and baking spice on the nose. The aromas seem to change and evolve second to second. A solid & structured medium bodied palate of red fruit and spice that is drinking really really well right now. Excellent.

Buzz: I met a proprietor of this vineyard years ago at a Passport event while he was setup in an art studio along the side of the road in Woodinville. They are a vineyard that sells their grapes to others but clearly they have a good thing going making their own wine. Best sub $20 wine I've had all year. Stongly Recommended.

Availability: Widely available. Costco, local grocery stores & winery.

Chandler Reach Vineyards
Benton City, WA

1 comment:

  1. This wine looks so classic and it gives look of some ancient wine. I like its name Monte regalo..sounds like totally regal. and really wanna try it out.