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"Complex mix of ripe mountain bramble, cassis, and currant fruits; dark chocolate, toasty oak, licorice, exotic spice. Fullbodied, with elegant chalky tannins, sensuous balance, integrated oak. Pure Monte Bello. Blend: 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc"

  • Year: 2006
  • Producer: Ridge Vineyards
94 Points
Robert Parker The Wine Advocate
"While it is eclipsed by the brilliance of the 2005, the 2006 Monte Bello (68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, and 2% Cabernet Franc) is a very strong effort. Its dense purple color is followed by copious aromas of creme de cassis, licorice, spice box, and a touch of oak. Wellbalanced, dense, pure, layered, and rich, its big, rich style is similar to the 2003. This cuvee should keep for 2530 years in a cool cellar. "
93 Points
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
"Deep, bright ruby. Spicy, highpitched aromas of red and blackcurrant, cherry, pipe tobacco, rose and smoky Indian spices. Firm, mineraldriven dark berry flavors are given a firm edge by bitter cherry skin and pit notes, with the tobacco note repeating. Supple tannins add structure and carry through the long, sweet, smoky finish. This is showing gentler tannins than I usually expect from a young Monte Bello and I'd bet on it being drinkable before the 2005 and 2004 versions. I also retasted the 2005 Monte Bello, which after a year in bottle is showing brighter red fruit and spicier mineral character than at this time last year, when I rated it 95 points. It's still a baby. I underestimated this wine's potential and would now rate it 95, with excellent cellaring potential. For the quality it is a steal as it can compare to any wine from the Napa Valley that sells for three or four times the moneyor more! "
92 Points
Wine & Spirits Magazine
"On the quiet side of intense, this vintage of Monte Bello is austere, delivering its fruit like a cool rain of berries. As a young cabernet, the flavors of black plum, dried currants and cranberries are held tight in the grip of oak. There's also a floral scent of roses before the tannins shut it down. This should plump up with a few years in the cellar, building on its elegance to match roast leg of lamb."

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Ridge Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 750ml

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