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
    Good deep red, with a hint of development at the rim. Aromatic nose of redcurrant, plum, smoked meat, truffle and hot stones. Gamey and rather broad, with moderate depth of flavor but attractive vinosity thanks to ripe acidity. Penetrating and claret-like. Finishes with good length, dusty tannins and a bit of unresolved acidity. Remarkably, this wine has only 11.7% alcohol.
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