Montecillo Vineyard Combo — 14-15-16-17
This pack includes three bottles per vintage of the Montecillo Vineyard offering from 2014 to 2017, one case (12 bottles) in total. Originally reserved for the best efforts of Kenwood Vineyards' Cabernet, we luckily gained access to this hillside and went on to produce the first Beekeeper Cellars Montecillo offering in 2014. We have been blessed every year since by the beautiful fruit that this vineyard is capable of—balanced, pure and powerful wines that age with elegance and authority.
If you are a longtime fan or new to Beekeeper these bottles are perfect additions to your cellar whether you drink them now or treat them with a little patience to watch them bloom.
2017 Montecillo Vineyard (New Release)
"From a volcanic site high atop the Moon Mountain region above Sonoma Valley, this impressive knockout of a wine is thick and tightly wound in its youth, yet still imparts deeply etched components of sanguine currant, dried herb and earth. Balanced and powerful, it is structured and graceful, with a juicy core of blackberry and raspberry. This will do well in the cellar; enjoy best from 2027–2030." 95 Points, Cellar Selection, Wine Enthusiast
"This extraordinarily well-crafted Zinfandel is so deep in optimally ripened varietal fruit as to be inviting right now, but it has the solidity and structural bones of a wine that promises to be nothing less than a highly collectable classic with age. It presently teases with a lovely, very generous mix of juicy, black and red berries judiciously framed by sweet oak before its grippy tannins impart a bit of tightening astringency at the finish, and, while it is never not so rough and ragged as to prohibit drinking in the relatively short term, its composition and keen balance are the sure markers of a Zinfandel that will improve for a full decade, if not more." 95 Points, Connoisseur's Guide
2016 Montecillo Vineyard
"Zinfandel is rarely the recipient of the kind of swollen prose and lofty scores that are routinely thrown Cabernet Sauvignon’s way, but we suspect that even the fussiest collector of trophy wines will rethink their opinion of the variety" 97 Points, Connoisseur's Guide
"It has a great texture, terrific overall balance, and is a sensational Zinfandel from this great vintage" 94 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
"We were absolutely in love with this wine" Inspired Citizen
2015 Montecillo Vineyard
"A collectable Zin that takes its usual place among the very best of the vintage" 95 Points, Connoisseur's Guide
"The high-tier aging and blending (Petite Sirah and press fractions) allows Beekeeper to find the wine’s inner balance specific to the winery. This one was our very favorite" Inspired Citizen
2014 Montecillo Vineyard
"An eminently collectable wine of enormous potential" 96 Points, Connoisseur's Guide
"The palate shows beautiful texture, weight and definition" 94 Points, Purely Domestic Wine Report
Valued at over $780.
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