53 Ratings
Ridge Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains

Wine Description

(2011 Vintage) The glass with tobacco, grilled herbs, smoke, incense and plums melding together in this soft, beautifully textured. Sage, rosemary, lavender, licorice and menthol add complexity to a core of dark plum and cherries.

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  • International Wine Cellar
    Medium, amber-edged red. Ripe, chocolatey aromas of plum, currant, leather and cedar; claret-like, complex and just about mature. Juicy, deep and subtly rich but not especially fleshy. Intensely flavored and penetrating, with surprising acidity for the year. Stylish and long on the aftertaste. A warm year in a cool region, notes Draper.
  • Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator