2011 Ridge Monte Bello

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Thursday, July 4, 2019 - I am in love with this wine and absolutely stunned at its near perfection! The wine is fairly dark in color, say black/purple, like the old producto fishing worms. As I tasted, the wine was closer to deep, dark red/black in fruit perception. OK, I drank this over a six hour period, all by myself. At first the wine was yummy, but young, and a little firm. I'll skip through all of the linear changes the wine went through, saying only that it grew, and became nuanced, and became something that the glass could barely contain. Toward the end, the black fruit was light, nimble, floating... it was textured, but fluid. There were myriad nuanced spices, like Christmas, and baking spices. Beautiful earth and soil perceptions. These all combined into a perfect swallow and followthrough. I just couldn't get enough of this mesmerizing 2011!

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