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RIDGE MONTE BELLO 2014 750ML
RIDGE MONTE BELLO 2014 750ML
Item #: 133145
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RIDGE MONTE BELLO 2014

75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot

Lack of winter rain affected both vines and cover crops, limiting available nutrients. Still, the vines carried a decent-size crop, which ripened in September. Fermentations progressed slowly; extraction was decided by careful tasting. Malolactics started in tank, and finished by February. Merlot, which suffered in 2013, was strong in 2014. Petit verdot remained challenged by drought. This elegant vintage shows intense fruit, limestone earth, and firm acid. It will be enjoyable over the next fifteen to thirty years.

Winemaker Tasting Notes:
Opaque ruby color. Intense blackberry fruit aromas, blackcurrant, exotic barrel spice, toasted oak, licorice, and complex forest notes. Rich mountain fruit entry, refreshing high acid, full chalky tannin structure, and sweet oak; strong mineral finish.

Reviews:
97 Points - William Kelley, Decanter
96 Points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%
750ml bottle