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2014 Ridge Monte Bello, Santa Cruz (750ml)

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Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: Santa Cruz
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Score: 98JS, 96JD, 96V
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%
B-21 Top Recommendation: Read More

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Unique aromas of blackberry, black currant, dark chocolate and walnut. Full body, very powerful and tannic. Incredible depth and power. Precise and so focused. Muscular. Great structure. This needs at least six to eight years to come together.

98 points, James Suckling (Jul 2017)

James Suckling Top 100 of 2017

The 2014 Monte Bello checks in as a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, and the balance Petit Verdot brought up in the standard mostly new American oak barrels. Its inky purple color is followed by a sensational perfume of crème de cassis, vanilla bean, espresso roast and violets. Much more polished and elegant than the estate Cabernet, yet with no shortage of concentration, it's a ripe, sexy, seamless Monte Bello that's going to be approachable in its youth, yet evolve for two decades or more.

96 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Aug 2017)

The 2014 Monte Bello is going to need at least a decade to show everything it has. Deceptively medium in body and super-classic in its mid-weight structure, the 2014 offers notable brightness and intensity in an understated style, even by Ridge standards. Today, the 2014 is intensely linear, focused and vibrant. Petit Verdot is the variety that suffered most in the drought, so its presence in the blend is minimal.

96 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (May 2017)