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2007 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 »

Score
92
JR 18
JS 97
IWC 94
WS 92
WA 92
Drink Dates
Comm: 2017-2027 JS: 2015+ WA: 2010-2035 WS: 2014-2024
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IWC 94
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 153

($145; 79% cabernet sauvignon, 10% merlot, 9% petit verdot and 2% cabernet franc) Opaque ruby. A complex, heady bouquet displays red- and blackcurrant, pipe tobacco, cigar box and rose oil, with suave spiciness gaining strength in the glass. Sappy and sweet, with mineral-laced red and dark berry preserve and cherry-vanilla flavors complemented by smoke and floral pastille qualities. The finish shows sweetness as well as tanginess and leaves a gentle smoky quality behind. Quite open-knit for Monte Bello but there's a core of minerality and sneaky acidity here that bodes well for aging. This was aged in 100% new oak, 96% of it American.

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JR 18
Source Jancis Robinson
Drink Dates 2016-2036

Ripe nose but very convincing build with all the building blocks in place. Chewy still but great vibrancy. Acidity much more marked than in most California Cabs.

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WA 92
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 187
Drink Dates 2010-2035

The 2007 Monte Bello is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot, and 2% Cabernet Franc. Its dense ruby/purple color is accompanied by attractive aromas of incense, red and black currants, spice, and forest floor. Much lighter in the mouth with less concentration and texture than the 2006, 2005, and 2003, the 2007 is built along the lines of the 2004. ... it is a very pretty effort made in a lighter, more elegant, restrained style. It reveals lots of blue, black, and red fruits, medium body, good acidity, and a fine finish.

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WS 92
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2014-2024

About as close to Bordeaux in California as you get, from the classic cigar box, cedar, tobacco leaf and dill scents to the tight band of mineral, dried currant, sage, cedar and sandelwood notes. Full-bodied, elegant and persistent, this is most interesting on the finish, where the flavors are long and lingering. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.

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JS 97
Source JamesSuckling.com
Drink Dates 2015+

The nose just bursts with blueberries, currants, and flowers. Full bodied, with a round and velvety tannin structure. The palate explodes with currants, ripe strawberries, and black pepper on the finish. This is muscular and toned, structured and balanced. This is still young and needs a minimum of five years of bottle age. Winemaker Paul Draper says that perhaps this is as great as the legendary 1991. Could be.

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Author Jeffrey M989
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.532%
Tasted On 04/24/2013

A hint of eucalyptus on the nose, nice flavor and a long finish.

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Author Leftymtb
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.179%
Tasted On 10/31/2012
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Author Cab-Stan
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 82.143%
Tasted On 05/05/2012

A blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot, and 2% Cabernet Franc. Its dense ruby/purple color is accompanied by attractive aromas of incense, red and black currants, spice, and forest floor.

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Author taipanli
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.845%
Tasted On 02/10/2012
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Author RidgeLovers
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.058%
Tasted On 07/15/2011
Drink Dates 2017-2027
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