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Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2020

Wonderful wine. One of my favorite vineyards. This is always a high quality wine. This one is still young but getting its legs. Vibrant and fresh if not yet rounded out. There is complexity that will only build. The length is good now but I know will be significantly longer in near term. Cherry. Fig. Eucalyptus. Loved this wine. Looking forward to sampling the next few I have over ensuing decade. — 15 days ago

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Sorry. Just saw this: ordered in Aug ‘23. Picked up Jan ‘24

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Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot Blend

Privileged to sample the 2016 Monte Bello at the winery as part of their Library offerings. The bottle is $375 at the winery. Tight and tannic after 8 years (and half an hour of decanting) but promising much more. Josh at the winery concedes that it’s in a dumb phase but should reach its peak in 20-30 years. I could analyze and pick apart this one for hours. — 2 months ago

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40th Anniversary Vintage Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2006

Lovely oak smell, medium-full bodied, dark fruits, lightly dry. — 4 months ago

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Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2019

Ted
9.5

Superb glass of grape juice. Silky smooth. Outstanding!! — 9 days ago

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Monte Bello California Zinfandel 1981

ATP program. Savory purple fruit, very lean and precise. So un-zin like but great — a month ago

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Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Decanted 2 hours in advance, 05 Monte Bello is absolutely rocking tonight, intensely aromatic wafting layers of currant, cedar, dark chocolate, baking spices and classy, integrated vanillin oak. It’s both structured and detailed and the palate shows both richness and focus with an elegant texture and fine grained tannins. It’s in an amazing spot but definitely has a long life ahead. — 3 months ago

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Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1985

1985 vintage. Nice fill. Excellent cork. Decanted and tasted after 15 minutes thru the 1.5 hours it lasted. Very little sed. Plenty of color. Light-medium body but got bigger and more developed after 45 mins or so. Tobacco, earth and cedar in spades along with dark fruit. This has plenty of life remaining at a high level. Wonderful stuff. 3.24.24. — 20 days ago

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Monte Bello Vineyard Chardonnay 2027

White Burgundy! 2021 vintage, tasted at the winery. — 2 months ago

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Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

Good everyday Chardonnay table wine. — 6 years ago

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Monte Bello Chardonnay 2013

old friends gathering — 5 months ago

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