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2004 Ridge Monte Bello

abv 13.0%
  • 91 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • 95 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend

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SKU: 57622-2004

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($135; 76% cabernet sauvignon, 13% merlot, 8% petit verdot and 3% cabernet franc) Ruby-red. Smoky cherry and cassis aromas are complicated by wilted rose, cured meat, licorice and sexy oak spices. Lush and creamy in texture, offering well-delineated red- and blackcurrant flavors, good dusty tannic grip, and a sweet, expansive finish. Impressively deep and chewy, but good mineral lift keeps everything in check.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: November/December 2007
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    A mix of elegance and power, with deep, dark, concentrated cherry cassis, spicebox and cedar notes. Chewy, rustic nuances of herb, eucalyptus, leather and sage flavors fill out on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.
    Author: James Laube
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 19

    Particularly dark and dense - strongly marked by Cabernet aromas yet very graceful tannins as well as being so ambitious. Very virile. 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    The 2004 Monte Bello (76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc) reveals a similar dark ruby/purple color, but it is not as thick looking as the 2003 or 2005. A lighter, more elegant example of Monte Bello, the finesse-styled 2004 does not possess the power one normally sees in this wine. It offers pure fruit, a pretty, St.-Julien-like style, notes of cedar, spice box, herbs, background oak, and red as well as black currants, and silky tannin. It is capable of lasting 15-20 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Drink Dates: 2010-2030
    Author: rphillips26
  • Self | Rating:

    Author: SJR
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Crimson in color. Low rim variation. Medium legs. Nose of light toast, minerals, and plums. Flavors of black currant (cassis), pepper, and dark fruit. A little bit of mushroom (?) on the finish. Overall, a quite refined (and a little too light) wine.
    Author: TMac

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, which is also the 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 back and began producing high-quality Zinfandel and Cabernet. By the '60s, Ridge was a 45-acre vineyard and produced its first Geyserville Zinfandel. Today, Ridge also has vineyards in Sonoma and Paso Robles. While Cabernet and Zinfandel make up most of Ridge's production, small amounts of Carignan, Syrah, Grenache, and Petite Sirah are also grown.

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1052 bottles owned
  • 161 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 161 collectors)