2015 Monte Bello Cabernet Ridge Vineyards
An insanely beautiful wine, the 2015 Monte Bello is shaping up to be epic. Poor weather during flowering reduced the crop by a third, which was actually a modest drop within the context of the vintage. Rich, unctuous and deep, the 2015 exudes concentration and gravitas, yet also retains surprising freshness. The tannins are beautifully ripe, which only adds to the wine's sensual personality and exceptional balance. Today, my impression is that the 2015 will go down as an especially exotic Monte Bello. I can't wait to see how it ages. Even at this early stage, I could taste the 2015 all day long. It is every bit that compelling. Rating: 97-100 Antonio Galloni, www.vinous.com (Jul 2016)
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Although Ridge Vineyards began in the 1960s, wine has been produced at the site under the name 'Monte Bello Winery' since 1885 when Osea Perrone bought 180 acres of land near the top of Monte Bello. The winery passed through a couple of owners until 1960 when it was bought by four Stanford Research Institute engineers, David Bennion, Charles Rosen, Hewitt Crane, and Howard Zeidler, who produced its first commercial vintage in 1962. Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel account for the largest percentage of the wine produced at Ridge, and it is famous primarily for its reds.
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