the cork was pretty shot but after careful surgical removal, 95% of it came out in one piece. Initally the nose was weak but showed signs it would open up. WOW did it ever. About a half hour later it blossomed into one of the best wines to come from my cellar which, at one time had MANY 1970's California cabs. I almost am never disappointed with Ridge, even if the cork looks bad, the wine almost never is.
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(Ridge Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon) Perhaps a bit of palate fatigue was setting in, as I have great memories of 1970 Ridge Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon, but this bottle wasn’t one of them. Pekka found it ‘a bit peculiar, but I like it.’ There was glue and paint on top of cedar and anise aromas, with flavors of hot earth and minerals (92).
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