At £140-£180 this is a decadent treat that is drinking fabulously but will benefit from more ageing in 10-20 years 😉 At 13.5% ABV it’s not over powered like many 🇺🇸 wines but it feels over priced for what it is to me 😁
📍 Ridge Monte Bello 2009
🏵 94-95 points w/ bigger potential
🍇 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot & 6% Petit Verdot
🍷 Deep opaque ruby
👃 Earthy mocha choc infused blackcurrant w/ warm oak, mint, dry cured meats, dark cherry, pencil shavings, black olive & raspberry liquorice
👄 Med body of dark berries infused with mocha & liquorice w/ dry cracked rock minerals & dark cherry
🎯 Long earthy rich mocha dark fruit boom with a dry linger — 5 days ago
Yep yep yep! There is something so unpretentious and comfortable about this vintage. I just love it! Its as marvelous night for a moondance.... — 15 days ago
This afternoon at a gathering at a friends home we opened the 2010 Ridge Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 2% Petite Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc.
On the nose is beautiful lack fruit, black cherries, blackberries, licorice, violets, tobacco, crushed rock, a nice minerality and a nice rich soil.
On the palate is opulent black fruit, black cherry, blackberries, black plum, cassis, violets, some rich sweet tobacco, an oaky smoke content, crushed rock, a minerality and a nice dusty soil.
The wine is full bodied with medium + acidity and medium + gripping tannin that lead to a long racy finish. A very nice Bordeaux Blend that will not disappoint. The weekend is in full swing and take advantage of fall coming in and drinking more red. Please be safe and keep dreaming. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — a month ago
Acidic but not as fruit forward, remember enjoying the 2013 more but still good. — 11 days ago
Woah. This is going to be outstanding. Now it’s simply great. Already had tons of good aromatics, but fruit is a little more focused on syrupy juicy cherry to dark cherry and doesn’t have enough other elements well developed. Great body and balance. Delicious, but definitely hold. — 20 days ago