Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello 2016

VINTAGE: 2016
WINERY:Ridge vineyards
COUNTRY: United States
REGION:Other us
BODY:Full
VARIETAL:Cabernet sauvignon & blends
RATING:

RP

96

WS

96

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Appellation: Santa Cruz Mountains

The 2016 Monte Bello is a blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot and 6% Cabernet Franc, aged 18 months in 100% new oak (98% American and 2% French). It has a medium to deep ruby color and is youthfully coiled, slowly developing scents of dark chocolate, pencil shavings, cedar, loamy soil, dried flowers, licorice, blackcurrant and black cherry with red berry sparks and exotic spices. The palate is full-bodied and youthfully firm, slowly unfolding with mineral-tinged fruits. It has a frame of firm, pixelated tannins and seamlessly woven acidity, finishing very long and full of latent layers.


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