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Ridge Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,336.07
2017

Ridge Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98-100)

Destined to rank as one of the all-time greats from Ridge, the 2017 Monte Bello opens in the glass with youthfully complex notes of ripe plums, cassis, espresso roast and black truffles, with little apparent trace of its time in 100% new oak. On the palate, it's full-bodied and incredibly concentrated, with a rich, layered mid-palate and immense substance that marks it out as the most richly tannic Monte Bello since 2013. As ever, the acids are vibrant, with a classic pH of around 3.5—notably lower than most Cabernet Sauvignons from contemporary Bordeaux or Napa Valley, thanks to this site's limestone soils and high altitude. At the time of writing, the blend is 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot, 6% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, though that may change by the time it's bottled. Eric Baugher observes that fermentations were slow in 2017, which protracted the period of extraction, partially accounting for this vintage's power. It's still a baby, but this is a strong contender for a perfect score when it's bottled in over a year's time—and it should see out its 50th birthday in style.
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California 6x75cl 2 98-100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,336.07
Ridge Monte Bello Red 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,216.07
2016

Ridge Monte Bello Red 2016 (6x75cl)

Vinous (98)

One of the highlights in this tasting, the 2016 Monte Bello has turned out just as beautifully as I hoped it would. Soaring aromatics, bright acids and mid-weight structure give the 2016 a super-classic feel. Clearly, the 2016 is very primary today, with plenty of bright red and purplish berry fruit. More than that, though, the 2016 pulses with energy and simply exceptional balance. Don't miss it!
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California 6x75cl 1 98 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,216.07
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Ridge Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,100.00
2017

Ridge Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98-100)

Destined to rank as one of the all-time greats from Ridge, the 2017 Monte Bello opens in the glass with youthfully complex notes of ripe plums, cassis, espresso roast and black truffles, with little apparent trace of its time in 100% new oak. On the palate, it's full-bodied and incredibly concentrated, with a rich, layered mid-palate and immense substance that marks it out as the most richly tannic Monte Bello since 2013. As ever, the acids are vibrant, with a classic pH of around 3.5—notably lower than most Cabernet Sauvignons from contemporary Bordeaux or Napa Valley, thanks to this site's limestone soils and high altitude. At the time of writing, the blend is 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot, 6% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, though that may change by the time it's bottled. Eric Baugher observes that fermentations were slow in 2017, which protracted the period of extraction, partially accounting for this vintage's power. It's still a baby, but this is a strong contender for a perfect score when it's bottled in over a year's time—and it should see out its 50th birthday in style.
2 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

California 6x75cl 2 98-100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,100.00
Ridge Monte Bello Red 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,000.00
2016

Ridge Monte Bello Red 2016 (6x75cl)

Vinous (98)

One of the highlights in this tasting, the 2016 Monte Bello has turned out just as beautifully as I hoped it would. Soaring aromatics, bright acids and mid-weight structure give the 2016 a super-classic feel. Clearly, the 2016 is very primary today, with plenty of bright red and purplish berry fruit. More than that, though, the 2016 pulses with energy and simply exceptional balance. Don't miss it!
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

California 6x75cl 1 98 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,000.00

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