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Ridge Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains 2018

$230

Very expressive, with warmed blueberry compote, menthol, sweet bay leaf, steeped açaí berry and zesty sassafras notes all in the mix, carried by brambly grip and a cold cast iron spine. A late echo of mesquite completes this remarkably complex and vivid offering. Should be fun to watch this develop in the cellar. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2022 through 2042. 3,900 cases made.

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Wine Type and Color

Red Still

Magazine Issue

Oct 31, 2021

Accolades

Collectible

Summary

Primary Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon, native to Bordeaux, has thick blue skins, giving the resulting wines plentiful tannins and phenolics and making them particularly ageworthy. Over the past 50 years, Cabernet Sauvignon has spread to all of the New World's major winegrowing regions, and it remains one of France's most important grapes.

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Other Grapes

Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc

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$230

Ridge Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains 2018

Very expressive, with warmed blueberry compote, menthol, sweet bay leaf, steeped açaí berry and zesty sassafras notes all in the mix, carried by brambly grip and a cold cast iron spine. A late echo of mesquite completes this remarkably complex and vivid offering. Should be fun to watch this develop in the cellar. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2022 through 2042. 3,900 cases made.

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