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2005 Ridge - (Cabernet Sauvignon) Monte Bello Bordeaux Blend - USA - California - Santa Cruz Mountains - Red

USA - California - Santa Cruz Mountains

Red Bordeaux Blend
Producer Notes

Ridge Vineyards, known for its stellar reds, began when San Francisco doctor Osea Perrone bought 180 acres of land near the top of Monte Bello Ridge in California's Santa Cruz Mountains. The cellar, and present-day production site, was built into the mountainside on three levels. After success with several Cabernet Sauvignon vintages in the 1940s, the Perrone family decided to buy the terraces... More »

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Drink Dates
Comm: 2013-2030
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 135
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author Red Sox Fan
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 03/23/2013
Drink Dates 2015+
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Author Danl
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.989%
Tasted On 07/28/2012
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Author Kraz
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.333%
Tasted On 03/06/2011
Drink Dates 2011-2030

RP Composed of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, and 2% Cabernet Franc, the 2005 Monte Bello should be one of the all-time greats made at this estate. It offers a dense purple color, an extraordinary bouquet of spring flowers, blueberries, creme de cassis, black fruits, and a hint of oak. It also has an unctuous texture. As with all rich wines, the oak component plays a complementary role in the wine's nuances. A seamless integration of acidity, wood, tannin, and alcohol is found in this rich, elegant, pure, dense beauty. There is a certain accessibility to the 2005 that is unusual by Monte Bello's standards, and it will age effortlessly for 25+a years.

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Author Chip
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.549%
Tasted On 07/18/2009

I tasted this at the winery on 7/18/09. It had a wonderful bouquet of cassis, blackberry, cocoa powder, spice, vanilla and toast aromas. The palate was incredibly smooth with velvety tannins and flavors that followed the nose. It needs a lot of time, but is going to be absolutely fabulous.

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