Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Bello, Ridge 2011

RegionU.S.A.
SubregionCalifornia
ColourRed
TypeStill

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U.S.A.2011Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Bello, RidgeBT161,080.00cs94 AGAdd to Basket
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Tasting Notes

Ridge's 2011 Monte Bello shows beautifully, even next to some of the more important vintages that are part of this vertical. Dark red cherry, plum, smoke, spices and graphite form an attractive core of flavors and textures. The 2011 is a bit slender and likely to mature earlier than some of the more structured vintages, but that only contributes to its near and medium-term accessibility. Hints of sage, lavender and black fruits add the final shades of nuance. This is one of the better showings of the 2011 from bottle.

Score: 94Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, July 2015

The 2011 Monte Bello (87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc) emerges from the glass with tobacco, grilled herbs, smoke, incense and plums melding together in this soft, beautifully textured Monte Bello. The 2011 is a wine of exceptional textural finesse. The 100% new oak is totally integrated. In 2011, Ridge used a total of 18 of a possible 24 lots for the final blend. The presence of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon is the highest since the 1980s. I expect the 2011 to be a relatively early drinking Monte Bello, but time will be the judge. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2031.

Score: 93/95Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate (202), August 2012

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