RIDGE Monte Bello 2001 Bottle - Central Coast, Santa Cruz - NO DISCOUNT
Red Still Wine | America | California | 75cl
£349.50 / £2,097.00 case
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Closure Type: Cork
Wine Style: Rich and Powerful
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Advocate #195 (Jun 2011) Robert M. Parker, Jr. 99 points - Drink: 2020 - 2040 "A resoundingly great effort from this iconic producer, Ridge’s 2001 is a spectacular, still young but promising wine. Interestingly, 60% of the production from the winery’s 108 acre Monte Bello Vineyard made it into the 2001’s final blend (their 40th anniversary, by the way). The unusual blend is 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, a whopping 36% Merlot, and 8% Petit Verdot. It also carries 14.2% alcohol, which is high for this estate. At age 10, it is still an infant in terms of development, and I would not be surprised to see this 2001 last 40 years. A dense ruby/purple color is accompanied by extravagant, generous aromas of pen ink, lead pencil shavings, spice box and black fruits. The wine is full-bodied and silky textured, but secondary nuances have not yet begun to develop as it is still very primary, tasting more like a 3-4 year old Monte Bello than one that is ten years of age. Nevertheless, it reveals spectacular concentration, a voluptuous texture, a rare opulence for a Ridge Monte Bello, and an incredible finish."
18 Years Old in 2019