2011 Ridge - (Cabernet Sauvignon) Monte Bello 750ml

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Vinous | Rating: 93

The 2011 Monte Bello is quite open in this vintage. Silky, soft and accessible, the 2011 appears to be built for medium-term drinking. Sage, rosemary, lavender, licorice and menthol add complexity to a core of dark plum and cherries as the 2011 opens up in the glass. Overall, the 2011 is a solid Mont Bello, if a little less exciting than it was last year. In 2011, the blend is 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc.

Drink Dates: 2018-2031
Author: Antonio Galloni

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Average rating: 93, based on 1 reviews
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164 bottles owned by 25 collectors.

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About This Producer

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, and 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 Zinfandels 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 Carignane, Syrah, Grenache, and Petite Syrah are also grown.

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Wine Varietal: Bordeaux Blend

Six varieties are permitted to be used in a red Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and, less frequently, Carmenere. Each lends a specific characteristic to the finished blends, most of which are dominated by large percentages of either Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings aromatics and age-ability, or Merlot, which adds softness and body. In the Bordeaux region, Cabernet blends are found on the Left Bank and Merlot on the Right.

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