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Ridge Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

Tastes ripe and taut, medium-bodied and hollow at points, offering tight, flinty mineral, sage, dusty berry and dried currant flavors that are lean and tight. The best of two bottles tasted. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2012 through 2018. 4,502 cases made.

Editorial Reviews for Ridge Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
3.50 5
03/22/2013

Tight and still quite oaky on the nose, with inky fruit, black spice notes and nuanced tea and tobacco aromas. Soft, broad and quite generous in the mouth, this lacks the tension of the 2005 and a little of the complexity as well, though it does offer up ripe dark berry fruit that shows a little chocolate, mocha edge through the moderately long finish. 88 points


Member Reviews for Ridge Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

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Snooth User: Oenos
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3.00 5
08/03/2008

Tropical fruit, synthetic/ artificial flavour, not very intense. Too oaky aromas with vanilia dominating. Easy wine, simple, med complexity, short aftertaste. Below expectations


Snooth User: octavian02
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1.50 5
12/14/2007

Big, alcohol-y, inconsistent taste.


External Reviews for Ridge Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/17/2009

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2006 Ridge Monte Bello 750ml


External Review
02/24/2010

Montes Kaiken Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2006: Dekantier-Empfehlung (1 Std. vorher belüften), empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (9 Monate), lagerfähig 7 - 10 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2006Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: MendozaWeingut: MontesRebsorte: 90 % Cabernet Sauvignon10 % Malbec Restzucker: 3 g/LiterRestsäure: 3,5 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 14,5 % Rotwein


External Review
04/16/2009

Cabernet Sauvignon in Reinkultur: Intensive Aromen von Cassis, roten Beeren, reifen Früchten und Gewürz-, Ausbaunoten strömen aus dem Glas. Der gehaltvolle Körper mit Schmelz und weichem Gerbstoff sowie die fruchtige Struktur hinterlassen im Abgang einen nachklingenden Eindruck. Dieser Cabernet Sauvignon überzeugt und überrascht durch sein gutes Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis.


External Review
09/23/2011

Intense berry fruit and chocolate with hints of tobacco and vanilla. Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 has excellent depth and is well structured.


External Review
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2006 - Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Bello - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Sonoma - Cabernet Sauvignon - 750 ml.


External Review
10/24/2011

(68% cabernet sauvignon, 20% merlot, 10% petit verdot and 2% cabernet franc) Deep, bright ruby. Spicy, high-pitched aromas of red- and blackcurrant, cherry, pipe tobacco, rose and smoky Indian spices. Firm, mineral-driven dark berry flavors are given a firm edge by bitter cherry skin and pit notes, with the tobacco note repeating. Supple tannins add structure and carry through the long, sweet, smoky finish. This is showing gentler tannins than I usually expect from a young Monte Bello and Id bet on it being drinkable before the 2005 and 2004 versions. I also retasted the 2005 Monte Bello, which after a year in bottle is showing brighter red fruit and spicier mineral character than at this time last year, when I rated it 95 points. Its still a baby. I underestimated this wines potential and would now rate it 95(+?), with excellent cellaring potential. For the quality it is a steal as it can compare to any wine from the Napa Valley that sells for three or four times the money-or mo...


External Review
09/24/2010

Monte Rosso has a unique red soil that produces richly intense flavors and balanced acidityin the grapes. Its rich purple hue highlights the concentrated old-vine Cabernet aromas andflavors of red and black cherries, blackberries and hints of spice, mint and a subtle minerality.It has the characteristic tannins of a refined mountain Cabernet, yet also has a velvety textureand a juicy and long finish thanks to the addition of a touch of Cabernet Franc.


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Tastes ripe and taut, medium-bodied and hollow at points, offering tight, flinty mineral, sage, dusty berry and dried currant flavors that are lean and tight. The best of two bottles tasted. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2012 through 2018. 4,502 cases made.

Dietary Information: Organic

950 Cases produced.

Closure: Cork

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 12.8%
Sugar: 5.00 g/l grams per liter Total Acidity: 5.8 grams per liter

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