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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Ridge Monte Bello: Past, Present and Future (Jul 2015), 7/1/2015, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Ridge Monte Bello Central Coast) Subscribe to see review text.

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

    (Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello Red Blend) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Richard Jennings
    8/27/2011, (See more on 93 points

    (Ridge Monte Bello) Very dark red violet color; tart currant, pencil lead, iron, tart black fruit nose; very tasty, tart currant, ripe plum, tart black fruit, pencil lead, creosote palate; medium-plus finish 93+ points (85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot)
  • By Richard Jennings
    9/26/2010, (See more on 93 points

    (Ridge Monte Bello) From 375 ml - slightly bricking dark red violet color with pale meniscus; nice maturing, mushroom, cigar box, dried cassis nose; dried cassis, cassis, with brightness at top and dried fruit below, subtle spices and anise palate; medium-plus finish 93+ pts. (85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot; decanted for 2 and a half hours)

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