(2011 Vintage) The wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks at 77° F), followed by maceration on the skins for 15-20 days and malolactic for 7 days. The wine is then aged for one year in oak (80% Slavonian barrels, 20% barriques). All of the barriques are made of French Oak. 10-20% of the barriques are new and the remain percent are 2nd year barriques. Finally, the wine is aged in the bottle for 6. With the release of the 2009 vintage Monte Antico is extending the bottle age to a full 12 months!
90 pts Wine Spectator
2012/2/08 Medium dark ruby red. Medium intensity on the nose with plum some oak and tobacco. Good tannin acid balance. Not a lot of fruit and has cab flavors with leather, tobacco and some cherries. Good Wednesday wine.
nice bouquet upon opening. warm yeast like scent. nice initial flavor, weak finish. very drinkable lacks complexity
2009: smooth. would get even better with age. 2011: smooth and ripe with rich fruit and balanced tanins
different. almost weird. still pretty good. finishes spicy. not full but complex
great table wine
a little tight tannins in initial sip slightly sweeter finish fruity
blend of sangiovese merlot and Cabernet sauvignon
Nice and light. Don't need to have with food.
very good for red sauce. Feb 2011
Jeanne loved it; tasty but light
Recommended by server at Biga
good with chicken and cheese
very nice, not too tannin-y.
decent tuscan sangiovese
WS90. Mild oak. Tasty.
good with pasta dishes
Juicy A Bit Raisiny
Wine Buyer(2006 Vintage) Dark ruby in color, its bouquet of leather, earth, herbs, black cherries, licorice and plums is confirmed on the medium to full-bodied palate - round, spicy, elegant, attractively fruity.