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Community Tasting Notes (117) Avg Score: 92.6 points

  • Open too young- I opened the bottle 5 hours prior to 1st pour and decanted 90 minutes before that 1st pour.
    I thought this was a good wine- but wasn't wowed. I think I put it on a pestle before drinking- so tough to live up to.

    Good dark fruit, some oak, & tobacco. Was looking for more deep and complex flavors. Chalking it up to be too young.

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  • Popped and poured from a 375ml. It started off with big dark fruits, caramel, mocha, tobacco and ink. This can be drank young in Ridge standard (3-5 years from now). With time in the glass, the wine opened up nicely. The palate was good but not great for Ridge. I am sure the wine will be better with aging. Give it more time. The layers did not really open up tonight.

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  • Dark fruit nose with hints of caramel, coconut, mocha. Palate currently a bit shy, not a big cali cab, with lots of finesse and acidity. Need to cellar much longer to unfold.

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  • A 375ml. Cinnamon, caramel, new french oak and dark fruit on the nose. The ripeness was there, but not super sweet like many US cab. Still very tight upon opening. At least 5 years before revealing itself.

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  • So many well written tasting notes on this wine. I believe this is still too young, bright, fruity, and not showing the depth of flavors and nuance that will come out in a few years to drink now. Having said that, it was still really, really good! I'll hold off drinking any of my other three for at least two years.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    5/21/2011, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 95 points

    (Ridge Monte Bello) Very dark red violet color; elegant, plum, cedar nose; tasty, poised, tart plum, cassis, cedar palate with structure and elegance; needs 8-plus years; long finish (79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc)
  • By Richard Jennings
    6/20/2010, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 95 points

    (Ridge Monte Bello) Very dark red violet color; tart blackberry, black plum, black fruit, charcoal nose; tart black fruit, tart blackberry, black plum, herbs palate, balanced and structured; medium-plus finish 95+ pts. (decanted for 4 hours; 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc)
  • By Richard Jennings
    3/7/2010, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 94 points

    (Ridge Monte Bello) Very dark red violet color; gorgeous blackberry, cassis, berry, black plum nose; tight but gorgeous, elegant, black fruit, berry, cassis, mineral, tart plum palate, balanced and well structured; long finish 94+ pts.
  • By Richard Jennings
    3/9/2008, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 92 points

    (Ridge Monte Bello) Barrel sample - nice cassis, plum and cedar nose; very nice berry, boysenberry, cassis palate with mint and sage, fruit forward; medium-plus finish 92-95 pts. (assemblage 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 12% Petit Verdot)

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