Montefiori Cabernet/Sangiovese


  • Impressively balanced, this blend proves how far winemaking in Baja has progressed over the years.
  • Paolo is one of the region’s pioneers and most respected winemakers.

Varietal Composition: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Sangiovese

Elaboration: Estate grown grapes. Clay/sand soil. Vineyards planted 1998. Aged ten months in a combination of new and used French oak barrels. Malolactic fermentation in barrel. Unfined and unfiltered.

Tasting Notes: Big structure with good balance and vibrant acidity.  Silky tannins lead to hints of spices, licorice, and rose. Long finish.  A terrific pairing with spicy dry-cured meats.




Villa Montefiori was founded in 1997 with the planting of 42 acres of land in the Valle de Guadalupe viticultural area of Northern Baja California, Mexico.

Originally from the Le Marche region outside of Tuscany in Italy, the Paoloni family is dedicated to their long standing wine traditions and focus on both Italian and classic French grape varieties. Paolo Paoloni left his post as an Enologist at the Perugia University to manage the Valle Redondo wine company in Aguascalientes, Mexico. After several years with Valle Redondo, Paolo purchased 38 hectares in the Toros Pintos section of the Valle de Guadalupe just outside of Ensenada.

The elegant, Italian inspired Villa Montefiori thrives in beautiful, agricultural landscape of Baja California, Mexico.

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