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2010 Ridge Merlot Perrone Monte Bello

Merlot

  • USA
  • California
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
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Community Tasting Notes 19

  • Winiac wrote: 89 points

    September 9, 2021 - Over oaked and acid plus, yet good quite together and solid wine.

  • soumamae Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 2, 2021 - This wine is best as a food wine, for its vibrant acidity. Paired well both with a NY strip and a Turkish muhammara.

    Garnet red. Smells of figs, kumquat, and cumin. Tastes of blackberry and spice. Lovely, and likely at its peak now.

  • Mascarello59 Likes this wine: 90 points

    March 8, 2020 - Tapped the bottle with Coravin, a bottle brought back from the winery some 5-6 years ago. Soft red raspberry notes , a fair amount of oak. Soft fine tannin with fruit and good acidity to balance. Still, a lot of oak on the palate , a touch too much maybe. A tad linear but in a very good drinking window now. Dry but not drying impression on the finish. 89-90p

  • Benj wrote: 92 points

    November 3, 2019 - A standout while tasting at the Lytton Springs location. To me this was better than the 2016 Klein and Estate cabs that were poured. Elegant, restrained, beautifully textured with medium leathery tannin, excellent acid, pure cedar for days, and sitting right on the boundary of what should be a long maturity. No rush, but this is drinking beautifully now. $75.

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  • DareMightyThings wrote: 85 points

    September 22, 2019 - Enjoyed the nose, but finish was was too short.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Santa Cruz Mountains: California’s Best Kept Secret (Jul 2013) (link)

    (Ridge Merlot Perrone Historic Vineyard Series Monte Bello) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Ridge
  • Varietal Merlot
  • Designation Perrone
  • Vineyard Monte Bello
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Santa Cruz Mountains
  • Appellation Santa Cruz Mountains
  • UPC Code 744442161003

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 105 (45%)
  • Consumed 128 (55%)

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92% Like It  12 votes

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