• McEvoy Ranch 2016 Il Poggio Montepulciano - Made in California

2016 Il Poggio Montepulciano

McEvoy Ranch Wine


Our second, very limited, bottling of our estate-grown Montepulicano fruit. Picked at the end of harvest, the grapes were almost crunchy to the bite. Given the rolling hillside location on the Ranch, the Il Poggio name, meaning "the hill" or "elevated place" in Italian, suited it well. It doesn't hurt that it's a great spot to have a picnic under the trees and watch jackrabbits traipse by catching the afternoon sun.

Squid ink in color, the first whiff feels as if you've stepped into a full-sized humidor mixed with petrichor and tar. Intoxicating! An expansive flavor spectrum of black currant, flint, anise, boysenberry, and some savoriness keep it interesting throughout. Aged 15 months in 50% new French oak, the finish has elements of freshly roasted coffee and grippy tannins. In other words, this is a big wine.

110 cases.

View Wine Notes.

View full product details >>