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1998 Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Bello (750ml)
Producer: Ridge Vineyards ridgewine.com
Appellation: Santa Cruz Mountains - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Petit Verdot - Cabernet Franc
Maturity: Drink/Mature
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$79.99
Description: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc
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Tasting Notes:
tasted: December 4, 2006 , from a member
4 stars
rated: October 1, 2001 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
"Dark, with a tight focus on the ripe blackberry and black cherry-'scented fruit. Concentrated and complex, not a classic, but very well-done for the vintage, offering depth and length. Finishes with a tart edge. Drink now through 2007." Best 2002-2007
rated: June 1, 2002 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
"The 1998 Monte Bello Proprietary Red (a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, and 1% Cabernet Franc) exhibits a ripe nose of sweet oak intermixed with blackberries and cassis. It is firm and medium-bodied, with astringent tannin in the finish."