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Ridge Central Coast Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

Winemaker's Notes:

The vintage was very kind to hillside wines. The heat provided as much ripeness as necessary to fully ripen tannin while the elevation helped circumvent the extremes of the strongest temperature spikes. This true ripeness manifests itself in a saturated black/garnet hue with opening notes of classic Cab character: scorched earth, blueberries, sweet tobacco and black currants. There's a sweetness to the nose that follows through on the palate with more red, blue and black fruit flavors, sweet cream, pain grille and cassis. The structure of the site comes up only in the very end to help prolong the finish and give focus to the perfectly round fruit. Cabernet Sauvignon (79%), Syrah (11%), Petit verdot (4%), Cabernet franc (3%) Malbec (2%), Merlot (1%)

External Reviews for Ridge Central Coast Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
09/26/2013

Red wine - 1998 - Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Bello - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Sonoma - Cabernet Sauvignon - 750 ml.


External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Spectator ReviewDark, with a tight focus on the ripe blackberry and black cherry-?scented fruit. Concentrated and complex, not a classic, but very well-done for the vintage, offering depth and length. Finishes with a tart edge. Drink now through 2007.


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 1998 - Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Bello - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Sonoma - Cabernet Sauvignon - 750 ml.



The vintage was very kind to hillside wines. The heat provided as much ripeness as necessary to fully ripen tannin while the elevation helped circumvent the extremes of the strongest temperature spikes. This true ripeness manifests itself in a saturated black/garnet hue with opening notes of classic Cab character: scorched earth, blueberries, sweet tobacco and black currants. There's a sweetness to the nose that follows through on the palate with more red, blue and black fruit flavors, sweet cream, pain grille and cassis. The structure of the site comes up only in the very end to help prolong the finish and give focus to the perfectly round fruit. Cabernet Sauvignon (79%), Syrah (11%), Petit verdot (4%), Cabernet franc (3%) Malbec (2%), Merlot (1%)

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