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2018 Ridge, California Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Bello, Santa Cruz Mountains 12x375ml

RP96VM96+

¥9,432 / Case

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SKU: LXSIB112316420181200375 Categories: , ,
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Tasting Notes

Vinous – 96+

The 2018 Monte Bello is ridiculously young. There’s plenty of energy and drive, but writing a note at this point is rather superfluous. Readers should not plan on opening a bottle anytime soon. Early tastings suggest the 2018 is a Monte Bello built on linear, savory intensity more than volume. I very much like the energy here. [Antonio Galloni, 19/05/2022]

Anticipated maturity: 2030-2058

Robert Parker – 96

I tasted the 2018 Monte Bello as a finished barrel sample during the annual Ridge Monte Bello Tasting Final Assemblage event; the blend was 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 11% Petite Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc. It has a medium to deep ruby-purple color and youthfully primary nose with boysenberry, blueberry jam, blackcurrant, dark chocolate-covered cherries, cigar box, graphite, loamy earth and oodles of floral character. The palate is medium to full-bodied and packed full of flavor layers, knit by very fine, ripe, pixelated tannins and great freshness and finishing very long. [Erin Brooks, 17/07/2019]

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