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2001 Ridge Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon

USA California Central Coast Santa Cruz

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Professional Reviews

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 12/2005
96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 2/2005
93 points Stephen Tanzer's IWC 8/2004
95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 12/2003
93 - 96 points Stephen Tanzer's IWC 6/2003

Member Reviews

Ridge Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
Ridge ain't no Midge
Peter M.
Peter M.

Rated  on May 05, 2008

A beautifully balanced wine, one of the best I've ever had. Offered the manager a sip; she was surprised there was a merlot taste. Petite verdot added aromatics.Alcohol never surfaced, was all wine. Tasting so well so young

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Network Reviews

Potentially special
Score: 95 points
Drink by: 3 to 7 years
This wine produces a very intense mouth experience filled with great fruit. The plush and chewy tannins lack the tartness of lesser quality wines and seem to coat the tongue with a lining of grape flavored sediment. The finish is medium length. This tastes like a pure Napa cabernet, which it isn`t. Already a great drink with proper decanting I suspect in 3 to 7 years it will be even better. And at $65 (if bought by futures) a real steal. Go Ridge go!
Posted by craskin on April 4, 2004
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