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Mountain View Vintners
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For twenty years, we have received consistently high marks from acclaimed critics and "Best Buy" designations in major wine publications. Proprietor Kevin Shannon, who founded the company in 1978, and winemaker Philip Zorn, create our distinctive blends sourced from more than a dozen premium vineyards in Monterey and Amador counties and select Central and North Coast districts.

We have cultivated an impressive portfolio of artisan growers such as Paraiso Springs, Cobblestone, Clockspring and Morningsun vineyards to deliver a price-to-quantity value ratio unmatched in California. We have a long-standing commitment to this family of growers to ensure that distinctive varietal flavors and regional character are prominently displayed in all of our wines. From our family to yours, Mountain View is your best California quality value.
Novato, CA
Phone: (415) 898-6778
Website: http://www.mountainviewwines.com/index.htm
Appellation: San Francisco Bay
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Mountain View Vintners News and Press Releases
Best Buy-Wine Enthusiast-2004 Clockspring Zinfandel
Best Buy + Silver Medal, Beverage Testing Institute-2004 Clockspring Zinfandel
Silver Medal-Beverage Testing Institute- 2006 Monterey County Chardonnay
Silver Medal- San Francisco Chronicle- 2006 Monterey Chardonnay
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CAW Rating: 95
1 reviews

2007 Chardonnay
Central Coast

Fruit originating from highly-regarded vineyards in the cool microclimates of the region has yielded a quintessential Central Coast Chardonnay—as we have produced since 1985. The ... more rich tropical fruit aromas and ripe varietal flavors are balanced by the crisp acidity prized by wineries throughout the state. This wine is sure to please a wide range of palates as it develops in the bottle.

CAW Rating: 98
2 reviews

2006 Merlot
Lake County

Initial impressions of ripe berry fruit aromas carry through with wonderful balance, deep spicy flavors and a pleasing finish, epitomizing Merlot's popularity with both novice drin ... morekers and connoisseurs. The soft underpinnings from 30 year old Lake County merlot vines provide structure along with Central Coast Cabernet which is incorporated as a small portion of the blend.

Cabernet Sauvignon
CAW Rating: 92
1 reviews

2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
Central Coast

Sourced from the heart of the Paso Robles district, where soil and climate conditions are ideally suited to this varietal, the fruit has produced a rich, concentrated berry-like Ca ... morebernet. American oak barrel-aging for 10 months has enriched the flavors and the finished wine boasts alluring color, medium-full body and approachable structure. The wine will benefit greatly from 3-5 years additional cellaring.

Pinot Noir
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2006 Pinot Noir
Monterey County

Pinot Noir put Mountain View on the map in 1986 when we introduced our Napa Carneros blend to rave reviews. This wine is a lovely medium weight Pinot Noir with layers of herbal not ... morees and cherry, plums; cloves and modest oak. The pedigree of premium Carneros fruit is highlighted in this eminently drinkable offering.
CAW Rating: 55
1 reviews

2006 Zinfandel
Amador County,

2006 Clockspring Zinfandel, Amador County Classic ripe varietal berry and black plum flavors as well as the "port-like" aromas. Serve at a cool cellar temperature to complement a w ... moreide variety of grilled or roasted meats and lightly spiced entrees.

White Zinfandel
CAW Rating: 98
1 reviews

2007 White Zinfandel

This 2007 release is a real crowd-pleaser with crisp, bright flavors and fresh fruit aromas including strawberry and cherry. Drier, with lower residual sugar than most blush wines, ... more our White Zinfandel drinks like a quality rosé.

Updated on July 2, 2008

CrazyAboutWine recommends contacting Mountain View Vintners at http://www.mountainviewwines.com/index.htm or calling (415) 898-6778 to verify the winery's location.

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