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Monte Xanic

(Winery & Vineyard Visit), Monte Xanic, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja, Mexico

Drinking that great 1997 Xanic (Baja) Cabernet the other night got me reflecting…. I’ve been a fan of the wines from Monte Xanic in Baja, Mexico (Valle de Guadalupe) for many years, and became a fan of their facility when I went to a “Fiestas de la Vendimia” event there in August.  Tough not to […]

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Mexico, Cabernet Sauvignon, Monte Xanic, Valle de Guadalupe, 1997

N/ Massive brick dust, lovely crushed granite, wet stones, graphite, dry earth, cherry. Lovely medium, but smooth, oaks. Eucalyptus. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Still lively and nice acid pop for such an oldie. Tad fuzzy, but still nice structure and wood integration. Gamey. Restrained, smoked plums. Long, elegant, stone-kissed finish. Price = not sure, bought so […]

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