Original
19 Ratings
Ridge Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains
$199.99 USD
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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.

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (2006 Vintage) Rating: 94+/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/22/2010
  • Wine Spectator
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (1999 Vintage) 72% Cabernet Sauvignon; 25% Merlot; 2% Cabernet Franc; 1% Petit Verdot. The better half of the grapes picked on Monte Bello Ridge has gone into this very special wine. Its aromas are a rich and enticing blend of currant, root beer, black cherries and caramelized vanilla beans with complexing notes of sweet spice and toast. Medium-full in body and balanced by firming acids, the wine is elegant and layered on the palate with a firm acidy edge in the finish. Still, it is a wholly lovely bottling tha...
  • Robert Parker
    (2007 Vintage) Rating: 92+/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/22/2011
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2008 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Aug-06.