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Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2002

45 min decant(decent chunky/fine sediment). A remarkable medium garnet color with bricking. On the nose: beautiful perfumed notes burst from the glass with sour cherry, mint, dusty earth, currants, wet cedar, green bell pepper....could sniff all night! Taste: soft and round, smooth, elegant wine with raspberry, cedar, currants, musky earth, and a nice dark chocolate cherry finish. YUM! A wine that has hit its stride over the past few years with time to go. — 5 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
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Rhys Vineyards

Horseshoe Vineyard Syrah 2014

Beautiful and pure dark fruit, blackberry and plum, complimented by violet, leather, clove, and black pepper. Grippy but softened with air, vibrant and fresh. — 11 days ago

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1973

Tasted blind. Dark and opaque color. Notes of black cherry, stone/gravel, wood. Powerful in the mouth with great acidity. Long finish. There's a slight brettiness in this that always lingers but is not too distracting. A long debate ensued about what this could be. Mostly guesses are in the old world. The feminine nature of this leads me to go with a 59 Margaux guess. Nice wine, limited in rating because of the slight taint. — a month ago

Ira, Juan and 15 others liked this

Rhys Vineyards

Alpine Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009

Scarlet color, almost opaque. Fruity, stemmy nose. Notes of dark fruit, bing cherries, moist soil, herbs and spice. Vibrant in the mouth. Silky sweet fruit but not over the top. Nice balance and structure. Really good. If i was tasting this blind I could see someone steering me towards a young Dujac guess. — 6 days ago

Sharon, Eric and 11 others liked this

Arnot-Roberts

Peter Martin Ray Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021

Peter Martin Ray Pinot Noir really struck me at this visit and is a gorgeous version of California Pinot Noir! — 19 days ago

Deborah, Brian and 2 others liked this

Kathryn Kennedy

Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Kathryn Kennedy Winery Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2006: Medium-full bodied. Incredible balance. Soft integrated tannins. Black & blue fruits. Plum. Tobacco. Leather. Oak. Earth. Long elegant finish. For me, a beautifully crafted Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet. Cheers🍷 — a month ago

Trixie, Ira and 1 other liked this

Ghostwriter

Santa Cruz County Pinot Noir 2019

Deep raspberry and leather. Hints of tobacco. — 20 days ago

Eddie and Andrew liked this

Ridge Vineyards

40th Anniversary Vintage Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2004

Alex Lallos
9.5

Beautiful. Ripe. Dill, mint and tons of red fruit. Still a baby!! — 2 days ago

Ira, Andrew and 7 others liked this

Rhys Vineyards

Swan Terrace Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir 2012

Lovely & nuanced. Still vibrant at a decade old. — 12 days ago

Shay, Nicolas and 1 other liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Estate Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2019

Classic and powerful rendition of one of Californi's icon Cabernets! — 19 days ago

Brian, Daniel P. and 3 others liked this
Daniel P. Drake

Daniel P. Drake Influencer Badge

@Tom Kobylarz which of these two did you have or did you have both? It says it is the Monte Bello and eith in the picture are the Monte Bello.
Tom Kobylarz

Tom Kobylarz Influencer Badge

@Daniel P. Drake all 3 Cabernets, The Monte Bello was head and shoulders ahead of the estate and Klein

this app is in really bad shape and I could not upload the Monte Bello picture. Shame at how poor this app weoks these days
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