Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Montecillo Vineyard offers a gorgeous nose of crème de cassis, dark chocolate and cloves over hints of menthol, pencil shavings and game. Medium-bodied and packed with firmly textured, muscular fruit, it has a lot of energy and depth with a long, minerally finish.
Antonio Galloni's Vinous.com: 96/100 ! The 2014 Montecillo Vineyard, from one of the most pedigreed sites in northern California, is a total knockout. A classically built, old-school leaning wine, the Montecillo possesses dazzling aromatic presence, beams of mountain tannin and exceptional overall balance. Inky blue/purplish fruit, licorice, menthol, lavender, iron, smoke, graphite and a host of mineral-inflected notes build into the huge finish.