Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Bello, Ridge 1999

RegionU.S.A.
SubregionCalifornia
ColourRed
TypeStill

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U.S.A.1999Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Bello, RidgeBT061,250.00cs92+ STAdd to Basket
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Tasting Notes

Bright ruby-red. Vibrant aromas of boysenberry, iron and mocha. Dense but tightly wound and not overly sweet; has a silky texture despite possessing a strong acid spine. Finishes with palate-cleansing acids and a late spicy character. This very young wine will need a good decade of cellaring, but even today there are no rough edges.

Score: 92+Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, May 2002

Fragrant, perfumed, fresh and cedary, still so fragrant and youthful on the nose. More Bordeaux-like than the other two vintages tasted. Rich, deep and so complex but without loss of freshness. Again some minerality and cedary damson sweetness of fruit still there. Long and remarkably fresh. Holds your attention.

Score: 18Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, December 2009

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