Chicago Park Wine Society 1st Quarter 2022 Release

Montoliva Vineyard & Winery 2018 Due Baci Barrel Select

It is not very often that I do “special” bottlings of my wines. I’d like to think that all my wines are special, and compelling in their own way. When I do a “special” bottling, it is almost always a blend. Some blends just shout out for being held in barrel longer. Thus it was with our 2018 Due Baci. I just knew this was going to be a wine with “legs”. So, at bottling time, I put 250 gallons of this blend back in to barrel for an extra year of barrel aging. The “original” release, which occurred this time last year, won a Gold Medal at the 2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. I think you will agree that this “special” release, really is special. A hint of dried fruit and earth in the nose, the dry but well integrated finish really gives a nice platform for the pepper spice on the back of your tongue. Retail:  $35/bott

le  Chicago Park Wine Society Price:  $28/bottle

Silver Medal ~ 2021 West Coast Harvest Challenge

Montoliva Vineyard & Winery 2018 Primitivo  Estate Grown and Produced

It has always been my goal to grow all my own fruit, right here in Chicago Park. I’ll be the first to admit that it has taken me a lot longer than I thought it would to get there. With the release of our first All Estate Grown Primitivo, we have taken an important step toward realizing my dream. If this wine is a sign of things to come with our estate Primitivo, boy oh boy! Blackberry on the nose (very Zin-like…typical of my Primitivo), just a kiss of cocoa in the mid-palate, finishing with very complex, playful fruity-spicy finish. This is a very interesting, intricate wine. Retail:  $32/bottle  Chicago Park Wine Society Price:  $25.60/bottle

Silver Medal ~ 2021 West Coast Harvest Challenge

What:  Chicago Park Wine Society 4th Quarter Release
When:  Saturday, February 12th  1-4pm
Where:  Montoliva Vineyard & Winery 15629 Mount Olive Road, Chicago Park, California
What’s Up:  As I often do with release events, I’ll be opening a couple of past vintages of Primitivo and perhaps even an original 2008 Due Baci (the Wedding Wine). 

  • Date : 2/12/2022 - 2/12/2022
  • Time : 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm (UTC)
  • Venue : Montoliva Vineyard & Winery
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