Dark core, maroon rim; fresh dark fruit, cedar, sandalwood, grainy, creamy oak, some age, high toned, big, tar, still seems quite youthful; high toned on the palate, grainy tannin, grippy, red and dark currant, good taut finish; still so young but like potential, 92+.
A great bottle riding a wave, dare I say a peak. Nose of earth, peat, deep blue fruit. Flavors are ripe but lean, red currant, ash and earth, a bit a cracked pepper and a moderate to long finish. Galloni nailed this in July. Drink any time.
Bruiser of a nose. Warm cherry compote, charred meats and a little cigar ash. The palate os awesome with some cassis, meats and a little slate. Almost there but theres some lagging tannins. Really good.
Rich and luxurious this was drank alongside the 2001 Château Montelena and dominated in every way absolutely beautiful from 375 mL can't wait to drink this again in 10 years from 750. An absolutely beautiful wine.
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(Ridge Monte Bello) Dark red violet color; tart plum, VA, black fruit, menthol nose; nice ripe black fruit, charcoal, blackberry, menthol palate; medium-plus finish 93+ pts. (40th anniversary vintage; 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot)
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