Monte Xanic has been producing wine in the Valle de Guadalupe since the late 1980s, making them one of the older wineries in this now-booming region. Monte Xanic wines have been witness to history in Mexico - their Chardonnay was the wine used to toast the signing of NAFTA in 1992, and Gran Ricardo was served at a dinner in Mexico to honor Pope John Paul II. With meticulous winemaking practices and an attitude of continuous improvement, the Monte Xanic wines are some of the most awarded and well known in the Valle.
This blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Syrah is a blend of structure and fruit that is youthful and approachable. The tannic grip of Cabernet here is rounded out by more fruit-forward syrah, and spiced up by some time in oak barrels. Plum and pleasurable plum, blueberry, and chocolate.
Pairings: Goes best with hard, aged cheeses, barbecued meats, tacos al pastor, adobada pork, Mole spice, hamburgers