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Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1996

Nose has ripe blackberry, over-ripe black currant, dehydrated black cherry, moist prune, dried mint, old leather, old cedar, fresh cigar, ever so slight eucalyptus and milk chocolate powder.

Palate has velvety black fruits, blackberry/black cherry/plum, cedar, wet leather, wet volcanic rock, moist garden soil and wow what a finish, so long, so beautiful. Well cellared '96 CA should last forever! Medium tannins persist! Decanted 6H, more time would be appreciated, alas our last and only bottle, damn it.

Paired to Allen Bros. filets (Prime/Complete Trim) grilled to 127° then rested for 12m, perfectly medium rare; Toasted orzo with grilled squash and brussel sprouts with bacon. 🤤

An early Father's Day with my parents, so I don't have to compete with my Sister & Nephew's in 24 hours, plus we'll have the better wine. 🤞
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@Peter Sultan @Josh Morgenthau Thanks, and sorry for no food companion pic, was relaxing with the parents and not thinking about a food shot; this wine pic was taken early in the morning before the sun was fully awaken.
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Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Ridge Vineyards Merlot 2011

Mature and drinking beautifully. — 13 days ago

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Pietra dei Lupi Castel del Monte Nero di Troia

2016 - great wine! I can’t wait to try the 2015. — 9 days ago

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

Noticeable oak, but I enjoy some overt (but in check) oak with my Cali Chard. Old style. — 12 days ago

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Domaine Comte Abbatucci

Monte Bianco Sciacarello 2018

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100% Sciaccarello. Hopefully more of this in the future. — 15 days ago

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Romano Dal Forno

Vigneto Monte Lodoletta Valpolicella Superiore Corvina Blend 2011

2011 vintage. Throwing tons of sed. A little prunish but plenty of color and concentration. Medium-bodied. — 5 days ago

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Another great producer

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Monte Real Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo

Had it in 2021 and it was big bodied with nice dark berry nose with a smooth finish. Texture was balanced and the wine is very nice. — 4 days ago

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Ridge California Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

From a mini vertical of Monte Bello at a friend’s house. This 08 is easily the most concentrated of the 06, 07, 08. A bit of lemony oak is still yet to integrate on the nose, but all the components are there. Best concentration of the bunch. The fruit is rich and pure and the tannins and acids are really in nice balance. Give this 5 more years. — 12 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Chardonnay 2017

Big tropical fruits, lemon curd, luscious, yet retains acid in the end…maybe too much vanilla cream (oak) for me, but overall delicious after dinner and segway to whiskey around the fire…. — 11 days ago

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Monte del Frá

Cá del Magro Custoza Superiore Garganega Blend 2018

A wonderful mix of 40% Garganega, 20% Trebbiano Toscano, 20% Incrocio Manzoni, 10% Cortese and a 10% mix of Chardonnay, Riesling and Malvasia. Quite a palate, where the majority Garganega makes it a true Veneto white, with melon, peach and great freshness and minerality. — 19 days ago

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