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Community Tasting Notes (127) Avg Score: 92.4 points

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Santa Cruz Mountains A Study in Terroir (Jul 2014), (See more on Vinous...)

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

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Vinous

  • 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 Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 1998, IWC Issue #81, (See more on Vinous...)

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

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  • By Richard Jennings
    6/17/2011, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 93 points

    (Ridge Monte Bello) Dark ruby color; mature, baked plum, baking spice, berry, raspberry nose; tasty, maturing and accessible, ripe cassis, raspberry, berry, baking spice palate; needs 2-3 years; medium-plus finish (73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc)
  • By Richard Jennings
    9/26/2010, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 92 points

    (Ridge Monte Bello) From 375 ml - very dark red violet color; cigar box, smoke, dried berry, dried currant nose; tart currant, cassis, dried red fruit, tart red berry palate with depth, but needs to integrate yet, sense of different moving parts; medium-plus finish 92+ pts. (73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc; decanted for 2 and a half hours)

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2002, (See more on Winedoctor...) 18.5+ points

    (Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello) Another dense and backward wine, although with time this one opens a little more than the last, revealing blackcurrant and blackberry aromas. Obviously a youthful wine on the palate, which carries it's powerful Cabernet fruit, tannin and acidity in an awkward fashion. Lush and beautifully textured. The structure is all there, but like the 1993 this wine needs five years at least.

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