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2008 Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Bello (1.5l) [Printable View]
Producer: Ridge Vineyards   details
Appellation: Santa Cruz Mountains - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Petit Verdot - Cabernet Franc
Maturity: Hold
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$300.00
Description: 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot
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Tasting Notes:
tasted: July 5, 2013 , Tony Thompson
4.5 stars "Color: deep; Nose: fragrant; Acidity: lively; Sweetness: medium dry; Body: full-bodied; Finish: very persistent; Overall: rich; "
rated: February 1, 2010 , Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
96 points "The 2008 Monte Bello (still in barrel) is a blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Merlot. More successful and higher in quality than the 2007, it exhibits a thicker, deeper, richer purple color, medium to full body, beautifully pure blackberry and cassis fruit, and attractive spicy, earthy notes. This velvety-textured, rich, impressive offering appears to be a strong success. It is another 20-25 year wine. " Best 2016-2028
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