Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #Winemaker Alberto Eckholt

6/25 Winemaker Alberto Eckholt

@MontesWines

Courtney Quinn ‏@Path2Wine Talk #wine today via #SommChat - Chile #SonomaChat - #socialmedia #winechat - #SantaBarbara #BCWinechat #ONWineChat - Canada

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro @KeeperColl I'm afraid I can't join you for #SommChat today. :( I'll have to read the conversation later. Have a great time!

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @Sassodoro we will miss you today on #SommChat - hope to see you next week - have a great #WW

Christy CanterburyMW ‏@canterburywine Presenting w/ @FrenchWineSoc then. Sorry 2 miss! MT @KeeperColl Today’s #SommChat w/ #Winemaker Alberto Eckholt @MontesWines 12 N-1 PM EST

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl .@canterburywine Thanks for letting us know - lucky @FrenchWineSoc to have you presenting #SommChat

Monique Soltani ‏@WineOhTV 30 mins til #SommChat w/ #Winemaker Alberto Eckholt @MontesWines telling us abt #NapaAngel & #StarAngel Wines

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl It’s #WW which means it’s time to learn about #wine w/ #winemaker Alberto Eckholt abt #Napa @MontesWines #SommChat today at 11 AM CST!

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman Planning on it, may have 2 cut out early @KeeperColl @JadeDrinksWine @helenwindle @BackyardFarmsME @AWineHotels @jfarsang @genuist #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @SandyWasserman always glad you can join in on #SommChat even if you have to cut out early!

Gourmet Delights ‏@exceptionalfood Every Wednesday at noon Eastern join us for #SommChat hosted by @KeeperColl

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear from #Winemaker Alberto Eckholt @MontesWines #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl We’d like to introduce you to #Winemaker Alberto Eckholt @MontesWines #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 #Winemaker Alberto Eckholt @MontesWines 2 say hello & so he knows UR here! #SommChat

Tricia Conover, CWP ‏@winegrapestone Alberto, Welcome to #SommChat and congratulations on your @MontesWines NapaAngel success. Tell us about your 4th Vintage.

Montes Wines @MontesWines: #SommChat @winegrapestone fourth vintage is 2009 & #wines are showing gr8potential. Just got 94 pts WE-Napa Angel Aurelios

Tricia Conover, CWP ‏@winegrapestone @KeeperColl @MontesWines #SommChat. Congratulations on this rating in WE! 94 PTs. Napa Angel Aurelios.

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Don't forget that EVERY tweet during this chat should include the #SommChat hashtag in order 4 every1 2 C see it! #WineWednesday

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove Good morning all! Nice to join you again! - #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @demilove so glad you are here and ready to ask Qs of @MontesWines on #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl As we ask #Winemaker Alberto Eckholt @MontesWines our Qs, U can ask him Ur Qs as well! He'll do his best 2 answer all Qs in order #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl W/so many participants lots of gr8 Q's R asked! Even if u dont ask 1, S/O 2 @KeeperColl & @MontesWines 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Let's start talking #wine with #Winemaker Alberto Eckholt @MontesWines #WW #SommChat

Montes Wines ‏@MontesWines @KeeperColl Im very excited to be here and looking forward to answering all of your questions #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman Q. Good morning Alberto @MontesWines Who are your winemaking mentors & where else have you made wine? #SommChat

Montes Wines @MontesWines #SommChat @SandyWasserman mentors are both Aurelio Montes jr and senior and i have also made wine in Bordeaux.

Maggie Unzueta ‏@maggieunz Hello Alberto Eckholt! Congratulations on your @MontesWines NapaAngel seems to be quite the success. #SommChat

Montes Wines ‏@MontesWines @maggieunz Thks maggie for the kind words We are very happy with the results of this small production of wines with chilean hands #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines Alberto I saw the #Sustainable site for Montes can you give us some insight on how that's going #SommChat @KeeperColl

Montes Wines ‏@MontesWines @noblewines @KeeperColl going great and improving every year. we have the chilean sustainability certificate and working on more #SommChat

Marc Dröfke ‏@m_arcon @monteswines @KeeperColl what do you think about natural wines & biodynamical farming? #SommChat

Montes Wines ‏@MontesWines @m_arcon every philosophy in wine and farming is great you just have to believe on it and work hard on producing the best wine #SommChat

Frank Morgan ‏@DrinkWhatULike Great way to spend a lunch break — #SommChat . Q. Alberto @MontesWines How has the wine narrative in Chile changed since your 1st vintage?

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl .@DrinkWhatULike Frank, today is about @MontesWines California #wines!!!! on #SommChat

Frank Morgan ‏@DrinkWhatULike @KeeperColl @MontesWines Duh, yes, sorry. I meant how has the overall wine narrative changed. Sorry, multi-tasking fail. #SommChat

Maggie Unzueta ‏@maggieunz It's only 9am in San Diego, and @MontesWines already has me thinking about wine. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @maggieunz so glad to have you here on our #SommChat - always a good time to think about #wine

Maggie Unzueta ‏@maggieunz @KeeperColl So true especially on Wine Wednesday. :) #SommChat

Shiba Sommelier @ShibaSommelier Q – how is climate change affecting your winemaking? @monteswines @KeeperColl #wine #SommChat

Montes Wines ‏@MontesWines @ShibaSommelier CA is having water and high temperature issues making necessary to manage vyrds differently to maintain qlty #SommChat

WineCompass ‏@winecompass Q. @MontesWines I've recently had some nice Cab Sauv from Chile. You thoughts on that wine varietal for Chile? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @winecompass today is about @monteswines #california #wines:) #SommChat

Monique Soltani ‏@WineOhTV Love me some Syrah! What is your favorite pairing for this lovely bottle? #SommChat w/ #Winemaker Alberto Eckholt @MontesWines

Montes Wines ‏@MontesWines @WineOhTV Star Angel with a grilled steak and vegetables and Star Angel Aurelios Selection with fetuccini and mushrooms ragu #SommChat

Monique Soltani ‏@WineOhTV @MontesWines wow delish tip! #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @KeeperColl - When do you anticipate harvest will begin for your vineyards in 2014? - #SommChat

Montes Wines ‏@MontesWines @demilove due to early budbreak and high temp we spect at least 3 to 4 weeks earlier in Napa and Paso Robles. For now! #SommChat

Sip on This Juice ‏@amylieberfarb Glad to "lurk" haha @noblewines... Love to learn more about #Napa Wines from @MontesWines on #SommChat while in #SonomaCounty today

Monique Soltani ‏@WineOhTV What drew you to the #pasorobles wine region? I love It there How does it compare to Chile? sorry for my typos:( #SommChat @MontesWines

Montes Wines ‏@MontesWines @WineOhTV similarities on style with Colchagua + the possibility to add a spicy, vibrant, fresh and elegant note in Star Angel wines #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. .@MontesWines Alberto, why did Montes decide to produce wine in #Napa and Paso Robles? #SommChat

Montes Wines ‏@MontesWines @KeeperColl new challenge to make great wines are always welcome in our innovative philosophy We saw the opportunity and took it #SommChat

Bella M. ‏@wineandgoodfood Q. @KeeperColl Are there any varietals in CA you haven't worked with yet that you would like to explore? #SommChat

Montes Wines ‏@MontesWines @wineandgoodfood @KeeperColl Zinfandel for sure! I think there´s amazing potential in a forgotten variety #SommChat

Bill Eyer ‏@cuvee_corner @MontesWines Hi Alberto < Q. How did your experience in #Bordeaux prepare you to work in the Napa Valley? #SommChat @KeeperColl

Montes Wines ‏@MontesWines @cuvee_corner working in a family own small winery opens your mind on hard work and passion which I think is vital for winemaking #SommChat

Frank Morgan ‏@DrinkWhatULike Q. Alberto @MontesWines , most surprising lesson learned about winemaking in #California ? #SommChat

Montes Wines ‏@MontesWines @DrinkWhatULike small boutique wines are possible with passion and hard work Love to see how young winemaker have 500 case project #SommChat

Sip on This Juice ‏@amylieberfarb #Napa Angel 2008 Cab has fresh & fruity flavors. Is that due to its proximity to Ocean & Climate? #SommChat @MontesWines @KeeperColl

Montes Wines ‏@MontesWines @amylieberfarb @KeeperColl yes! in fact our grapes come from Coombsville, Yountville and Oaknoll the coolest AVAs in Napa #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. .@MontesWines Alberto, what is unique about the Napa Angel #wine? #SommChat

Montes Wines ‏@MontesWines @KeeperColl lighter, softer and elegant wines due to vineyards we source grapes and the two years bottle aging #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @WineOhTV #syrah that makes sense @MontesWines hope you are also exploring Mourvedre in #pasorobles #SommChat

Montes Wines ‏@MontesWines @noblewines @WineOhTV we are! Star Angel Aurelios Selection is 94% Syrah + 4% Grenache and 2%MOURVEDRE. Maybe more to come! #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @MontesWines more #mourvedre please :) #SommChat #pasorobles @jasonchaas

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. .@MontesWines Alberto, what is unique about the Star Angel #wines? #SommChat

Montes Wines ‏@MontesWines @KeeperColl the perfect blend between hot and cool climate flavors from West Paso Robles. The best area in CA for Rhone varietals #SommChat

Monique Soltani ‏@WineOhTV Where does the angel name come from? #SommChat

Montes Wines ‏@MontesWines @KeeperColl @WineOhTV angels have always guided us and take care of us wherever we are! our Star Angel is Douglas Mourray founder #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman Q. Alberto @MontesWines Any other new projects or countries in the works for Montes? #SommChat

Montes Wines ‏@MontesWines @SandyWasserman focusing on our California project for now, but with Montes you never know!! #SommChat

Monique Soltani ‏@WineOhTV 2008 Napa Angel Reserve made my pick for romantic wine pairing #SommChat

Deborah Parker Wong ‏@parkerwong Q: @MontesWines @KeeperColl You're high-tech in Chile, are using optical sorters and playing music in the barrel room in CA? #SommChat

Montes Wines ‏@MontesWines @parkerwong @KeeperColl we are not, just best fruit possible, lots of dedication and soft, elegant winemaking. Back to the roots #SommChat

Tricia Conover, CWP ‏@winegrapestone Alberto, do you have a @monteswines tasting room in #napa? #SommChat

Montes Wines ‏@MontesWines @winegrapestone we don't, only 6000 cases prod distributed in 3 states + exported to 6 countries. with tasting room wine would fly #SommChat

Adam Plotkin ‏@AdamPlotkin What else to do in a taxi to an airport other than #SommChat?!?!

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. .@MontesWines Alberto, what would you pair with the Napa Angel/Star Angel for #summer barbecue season? #SommChat

Montes Wines ‏@MontesWines @KeeperColl Napa Angel rib eye, use charcoal for extra smoky and Star Angel with lamb chop topped with chimichuri for extra spicy #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. .@MontesWines Alberto, we hear you like 70s/80s rock. If these #wines were #music, what style of music would they be? #SommChat

Montes Wines ‏@MontesWines @KeeperColl Pink Floyd cuz of the vibrant flavorful style + Led Zeppelin for the elegant, subtle power! psycodelic feat classic #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. .@MontesWines Alberto, what #California wines would you compare these to/ #WorldCup competition style? #SommChat

Montes Wines ‏@MontesWines @KeeperColl small production unknown wines that surprise consumers like some teams have already surprise soccer fans lets Go Chile #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines Thank you to @KeeperColl for hosting another fine #SommChat w/ Alberto of @MontesWines like the more focused discussions off 2 work now

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @noblewines you are welcome - we love when you can join in on #SommChat - have a great day

Tricia Conover, CWP ‏@winegrapestone Alberto, @MontesWines Thank you and @KeeperColl for the lively #SommChat discussion. Hope to see more from #napa and #pasorobles portfolio

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed #wine talk w/ #Winemaker Alberto Eckholt @MontesWines #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Great to have #Winemaker Alberto Eckholt @MontesWines join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Please join us in thanking Alberto Eckholt @MontesWines for his time #SommChat #WW #Winelover

Irene L ‏@i_on_food_drink Salud #SommChat! & delicious #WW to all! @KeeperColl @TheIWSR @dalluva @frenchwinetours @WineandFilmLady @TheWinedUp @Virginia_Made

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl so excited to announce on #SommChat @MontesUsa now on Twitter to learn more about their #Napa Angel & Star Angel #wines

Maggie Unzueta ‏@maggieunz @KeeperColl @MontesWines Thanks for a great #SommChat Happy Wine Wednesday!

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @KeeperColl - thanks for the great #SommChat - see you all next week! -

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @Foundationspr have a great trip to #oslo and hope to see you next week on #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl and you too! RT @demilove: @KeeperColl - thanks for the great #SommChat - see you all next week! -

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Mark UR calendar 4 #SommChat w/ #Piedmont #Winemaker Chiara Boschis Wed 7/2 at 11 AM CST, 12 N EST! C u there!

Montes Wines ‏@MontesWines @KeeperColl thanks all for your questions and being here! happy to share my passion. Taste and enjoy our Montes USA wines! big hug #SommChat

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