Acclaim for La Montagne Sauvage-CM Ranch-Carmel Valley


Vintage 2012:
  • 93 - Wine Enthusiast - 12/31/2017

    "Bountiful and rich black fruits of black currant and black cherry meet with dark clove and other baking spices as well as a hint of maple on the nose of this Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre blend. The palate's chalky structure is soft, allowing strong spice to rise amidst the black fruit in the midpalate, followed by a wave of plummy purple-flower flavors. The finish is all acid, which makes for a compelling combo of sensations."

    Matt Kettman- Wine Enthusiast magazine

Vintage 2011:
  • 93 - Wine Enthusiast - December 2016


     93 Chesebro 2011 La Montagne Sauvage (Carmel Valley). This blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre grown on the Chesebro family property indeed reflects the wild mountains, with aromas of black pepper, white pepper, lilac, wisteria, lavender oil, elderberry, cola and Dr Pepper on the lively nose. Root beer pops on the palate along with boysenberry, charcoal, tar and black pepper. It’s vibrant and delicious. —M.K. 

  • Dan Berger's Vintage Experiences Exceptional Link to rating
Vintage 2009:
  • 92 - Wine Enthusiast - 12/1/2015

    "Aromas of strawberries and olallieberries seasoned with mace, allspice and savory woods greet the nose on this blend of Syrah and Grenache by Mark Chesebro, former winemaker for Bernardus. The palate shows black cherry, cedar and tobacco, proving quite flavorful, structured by sticky tannins and a striking acidity." Matt Kettman, The Wine Enthusiast Magazine 12/1/2015


Vintage 2009:
  • Gold Medal - Best of Class - 2014 Grand Harvest Awards Sonoma County - 11/26/2014
  • Double Gold - 2014 Affairs of the Vine-Rhone Shootout - 9/19/2014 Link to award
  • Silver Medal - 2015 San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Competition - 1/11/2015 Link to award

19 East Carmel Valley Road
Suite D, Carmel Valley, CA 93924


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