As noted on the back label, this was a declassified Monte Bello. Nose - green bamboo stalk and smooth black currant. Gritty, char, mature cedar, fully mature cherry-ish fruit, hint of tobacco. Fairly simple, but quite nice.
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(Ridge Santa Cruz Mountains Estate) Medium bricking red color with pale meniscus; tart cassis, cedar, tobacco nose; tart red plum, cassis, dill palate with firm, sweet tannins; medium-plus finish (96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot)