The 2009 Villa del Monte Cabernet Sauvignon Villa Festa Vineyard is this week’s Santa Cruz Sentinel Sip of the Week. Perfect timing since this wine just won a Silver medal at the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association 2011 Commercial Wine Competition.
The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Cruz Mountains Villa Festa Vineyard is 100% Cabernet, grown on a small vineyard that we manage on Loma Prieta Avenue in the Santa Cruz Mountains in Northern California. Black currants, medium tannins, and a beautiful deep red color combine for a full bodied wine that develops and matures on the palate. This wine has also won these awards this year: Gold medal at the 2011 West Coast Wine Competition, Silver medal at the 2011 Monterey Wine Competition, Silver medal at the 2011 Los Angeles International Wine Competition, Silver medal at the 2011 California State Fair Wine Competition, and Bronze medal at the 2011 Riverside International Wine Competition.
We will be open for tastings from noon to 5 pm on August 27 and 28.