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2018 - Ridge Monte Bello

California, Red

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Wine Details
Vintage:
2018
Type:
Red
Size:
12x37.5cl
Condition:
OC
Appellation:
California
Region:
California
Score:
94-97+ WA; 93-96 AG
Reviewed by Erin Brooks Issue Date 6th Feb 2020 Source February 2020 Week 1, The Wine Advocate

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.

Vinuous- Antonio Galloni- October 2019

The 2018 Monte Bello is supremely elegant and sublime. I can't remember a young Monte Bello with this much pure finesse. Perfumed floral and spice notes and silky tannins give the 2018 a feel of total refinement. Today, the 2018 comes across as medium in body, and a wine that will age on its superb balance, rather than size or structure. I can't wait to taste it in a bit more finished form.