Camino Pinot Noir
CAMINO Pinot Noir “Umino” 2016
April 8, 2019
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CAMINO Cabernet Sauvignon  "Montecillo Vineyard" Moon Mountain  Sonoma County 2016

Retail Price: $60

Value Rating: 3.1

Wine Factor: 2
Date Posted: April 8, 2019
Cases Produced: 100

Scores & Value Ratings Explained

DDWA Score: 93

Very Good Value


Black cherry liqueur, blueberries, dark chocolate, roast French herbs and dark cigar aromas launch the Camino Cabernet Montecillo 2016. Smells so good. In the mouth the wine brings on the deep, rich fruit with background savory sensations of black truffle, cedar and rocky soil. More fruity than previous vintages due to a slight drop of acidity and silkier tannins than before. Drink this now and love the heck out of it. Age it for 5-10 years and it’ll get even better.

The terraced hillside, volcanic rock-heavy soil and 50 year old vines of “Montecillo” is the star of this Cabernet Sauvignon. This is so good, and at $60 a fantastic bargain for high-end California Cabernet.

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Napa producer Camino Cellars is made, owned and operated by Tadeo Borchardt, also the long-time winemaker at Neyers Vineyard. He makes tiny amounts of three wines: this Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. All of Borchardt’s wines are both full-flavored and full of pleasing uniqueness. And tiny production: about 300 cases made total of his three current wines on the market.

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