2010 Ridge Monte Bello

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Santa Cruz Mountains

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Community Tasting Note

  • dpolzien Likes this wine: 94 points

    June 28, 2020 - Made the happy mistake of pulling this as I had thought I had the '11 in my hands until after I popped the cork. Gave it about 3 hours of air on day 1 and it was good to go, deep dark violet to the rim, still very tight with grippy, drying tannins and a streak of salinity that reminded me of pickle brine (which I love). Fruit was definitely there with plums, blueberries and more vanilla coming out on day 2.
    Paired well with strips, but could have done just fine with a big ribeye.

    Thoroughly enjoyed its complexity, and this is probably right up there in my WOTY here at the halfway point. Don't hesitate to give it a try if you have a few, will probably wait another 5 years to check in on my next one.

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