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Monique Sosa

Monique Sosa Accredited Sommelier

Andis Zinfandel 2014

Amador County, California, United States
21 days ago

Monique scored this wine: 89/100

A lighter than typical Zin with moderate aromas and juicy plum, blackberry, dark chocolate and minty flavours. Tannins are moderate and well-integrated. Enjoy this lovely concentrated Zin with roasted bone-in rib-eye steak. Tasted Nov. '18 by @sommsosa.

21 days ago

Monique scored this wine: 89/100

Moderate plum, spice and leather aromas open up to some scrumptious plum, cherry and savoury herb notes. A ripe, medium+ bodied red with a lavish mouthfeel and silky smooth finish. Tasted Nov. 18 by @sommsosa.

Outer Limits Wild Slopes

Montes Outer Limits Wild Slopes 2016

Colchagua Valley, Chile
21 days ago

Monique scored this wine: 90/100

An awesome find. Berries, flinty smoke and dried sage upfront with some yummy long lingering 'cran-cherry' flavours. It's medium bodied with a silky smooth mouthfeel on the palate. Enjoy with stewed beef ragu. Tasted Nov '18 by @sommsosa.

21 days ago

Monique scored this wine: 89/100

Smoky, black cherry, leather and spice. A full-bodied aromatic Pinot Noir with a moderately grippy mouthfeel and long cherry, baking spice, sweet tobacco and dried herbs flavours. Enjoy with seared sage and grainy mustard rubbed lamb chops. Tasted Nov. '18 by @sommsosa.

21 days ago

Monique scored this wine: 89/100

Flinty (scratched match) aromas with major lime, grapefruit, and grassy flavours. A mouthwatering light-bodied aperitif perfect for pairing with salty nibbles. Tasted Nov. '18 by @sommsosa

Monique Sosa

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