Ridge Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains Monte Bello 2003

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This elegant Monte Bello is beautifully balanced as a young wine. It will enter a more complex stage after ten years,...

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Full ruby-red. Knockout nose offers blackberry, currant, plum, cedar, minerals and dark chocolate. Fresh, succulent and quite firm in the mouth, wi... Read more

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Full ruby-red. Knockout nose offers blackberry currant plum cedar minerals and dark chocolate. Fresh succulent and quite firm in the mouth with bri... Read more

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

Full ruby-red. Knockout nose offers blackberry, currant, plum, cedar, minerals and dark chocolate. Fresh, succulent and quite firm in the mouth, with brisk acids and a minty nuance lifting the dark berry and chocolate flavors. Finishes with chewy tan... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2003 Ridge Monte Bello 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/21/2010

A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2003 Ridge Monte Bello 1500ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Full ruby-red. Knockout nose offers blackberry currant plum cedar minerals and dark chocolate. Fresh succulent and quite firm in the mouth with brisk acids and a minty nuance lifting the dark berry and chocolate flavors. Finishes with chewy tannins that come across as a bit less harmonious than those of the young 2004. But this youthfully closed wine grew sweeter with aeration. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/28/2013

The 2003 Monte Bello goes from strength to strength. A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, and 7% Petit Verdot, it exhibits a dense opaque purple color as well as a big, sweet nose of creme de cassis, blackberries, and subtle smoke and new oa... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2003 Ridge Monte Bello 750ml


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Winemaker's Notes:

This elegant Monte Bello is beautifully balanced as a young wine. It will enter a more complex stage after ten years, and continue to evolve throughout a second decade.

This elegant Monte Bello is beautifully balanced as a young wine. It will enter a more complex stage after ten years, and continue to evolve throughout a second decade.

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