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Comprehensive tasting of Montepulciano wines

Earlier this year, PalatePress.com published a lengthy article examining the character of Montepulciano in the North American continent.

Line up of Montepulciano wines tasted.

Line up of Montepulciano wines tasted.

The wines featured spanned the map from California, to Texas, North Carolina and Mexico.

100% varietal Montepulcianos tasted:

2008 Mandola Spino, from Duchman Family Winery in Texas

2008 Raffaldini Montepulciano, from the Swan Creek AVA in North Carolina

>2008 Rock Wall Montepulciano, Contra Costa County

2009 Seven Artisans 2009 Montepulciano, Suisun Valley

2007 Witch Creek Montepulciano, Valle de Guadeloupe, Mexico

2008 Witch Creek Montepulciano, Valle de Guadeloupe, Mexico

Montepulciano-based blended wines tasted:

2007 Domenico Montepulciano, Central Valley

2007 Mahoney Vineyards Montepulciano, Carneros

2009 Wargin Solano County Red, Solano County

From the line-up, the authors selected five wines showing:

  • Best varietal expression
  • Best value
  • Most intriguing
  • Most Italian-like
  • Best blend
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