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Community Tasting Notes (55) Avg Score: 93.9 points

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    September/October 2000, IWC Issue #92, (See more on Vinous...)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    6/17/2011, (See more on 95 points

    (Ridge Monte Bello) Bricking medium garnet red color with pale meniscus; mature, appealing, tart plum, iodine, Bordeaux-like nose; tasty, mature, iodine, tart cassis, cedar, tart plum palate with fine grained tannins; long finish (most Bordeaux-like of our 11 vintage vertical; 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot)
  • By Richard Jennings
    3/11/2010, (See more on 94 points

    (Ridge Monte Bello) Medium dark red violet color; nice menthol, eucalyptus, tart black fruit, "pondwater," currant nose; tasty, mature, tart plum, eucalyptus, menthol, black licorice palate with resolved, soft tannins; long finish
  • By Richard Jennings
    3/17/2009, (See more on 94 points

    (Ridge Monte Bello) Dark red violet color with pale meniscus; mature, mushroom, black fruit, tobacco and charcoal nose; tasty, mature, black fruit palate with depth, mineral and charcoal; long finish

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