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Chardonnay Napa Valley Clos Fontaine du Mont 1992

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San Francisco, CA (2,500 mi)
USD 136.00
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Candied nose. Bright, fruity, decent acidity. Very big, huge. Light smokiness. Still juicy. Red berries. Tastes young - still not ready?? Good food... Read more

A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 1992 Ridge Monte Bello 750ml Read more

When I tasted this wine early in its life I felt it had outstanding potential. With another year of cellaring it has gained considerable weight. It... Read more

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Snooth User: joshwoodward
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05/15/2009

Candied nose. Bright, fruity, decent acidity. Very big, huge. Light smokiness. Still juicy. Red berries. Tastes young - still not ready?? Good food wine. Chocolate. Plum.


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External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/29/2010

A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 1992 Ridge Monte Bello 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/05/2011

When I tasted this wine early in its life I felt it had outstanding potential. With another year of cellaring it has gained considerable weight. It now looks to be one of the greatest examples of Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon Ridge has produced. Onl... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 1992 Ridge Monte Bello 1500ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

When I tasted this wine early in its life I felt it had outstanding potential. With another year of cellaring it has gained considerable weight. It now looks to be one of the greatest examples of Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon Ridge has produced. Only 40% of the crop made it into the final blend which consists of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon 11% Merlot 10% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc. The wine offers a black/purple color a profound nose of minerals cassis licorice and spices spectacula


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Source: Epic Cellars
05/20/2011

When I tasted this wine early in its life I felt it had outstanding potential. With another year of cellaring it has gained considerable weight. It now looks to be one of the greatest examples of Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon Ridge has produced. Only 40% of the crop made it into the final blend, which consists of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, and 4% Cabernet Franc. The wine offers a black/purple color, a profound nose of minerals, cassis, licorice, and spices, spectacular richness, and a great mid-palate that boasts layers of fruit. Admirable purity, fine underlying acidity, and considerable sweet, ripe tannin make this another compelling effort. Given the stunning 1990 Ridge Monte Bello and the exceptional promise of both the 1991 Monte Bello and the unbottled 1993 Monte Bello, Ridge has a quartet of stunning Cabernets that rival, and possibly eclipse what this winery achieved in 1968, 1969, 1970, and 1971. Assuming good cellar conditions, the 1992 Monte Bello should have 30-35 years of longevity.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/17/2009

Succeeds in a subtle, supple style; the earthy currant, anise and mushroomy flavors are well-structured, with firm tannins and cedary oak. Still tight and youtful, with room to grow.--'92 California Cabernet retrospective. Drink now through 2010. 3,9... Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1992 Ridge Monte Bello 750ml


Winemaker's Notes:

"When I tasted this wine early in its life I felt it had outstanding potential. With another year of cellaring it has gained considerable weight. *It now looks to be one of the greatest examples of Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon Ridge has produced*. [75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, and 4% Cabernet Franc.] The wine offers a black/purple color, a profound nose of minerals, cassis, licorice, and spices, spectacular richness, and a great mid-palate that boasts layers of fruit. Admirable purity, fine underlying acidity, and considerable sweet, ripe tannin make this another compelling effort._*Very rare; only a few magnums available. *_

"When I tasted this wine early in its life I felt it had outstanding potential. With another year of cellaring it has gained considerable weight. *It now looks to be one of the greatest examples of Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon Ridge has produced*. [75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, and 4% Cabernet Franc.] The wine offers a black/purple color, a profound nose of minerals, cassis, licorice, and spices, spectacular richness, and a great mid-palate that boasts layers of fruit. Admirable purity, fine underlying acidity, and considerable sweet, ripe tannin make this another compelling effort._*Very rare; only a few magnums available. *_

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