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2017 Ridge - Cabernet Sauvignon Meritage Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mt.
$459.00
1.5L | SKU 84267
14 Available
JD
100
Ratings and Reviews

Pure perfection, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Bello is a sensational effort from this estate that should be snatched up by drinkers and collectors. Based on 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot, and the rest Cabernet Franc that was brought up mostly in new American oak, this saturated purple-hued beauty is legendary Monte Bello in the making and has a stunning yet primordial bouquet of crème de cassis, lead pencil shavings, graphite, chocolate, and chalky minerality. Full-bodied, incredibly powerful, and one of the most concentrated versions of this cuvée ever made (I've had most of them), it needs a solid decade of bottle age and will have 50-60 years of overall longevity. Despite the long drinking window, it offers plenty of pleasure even today. I followed this bottle for two days and it showed best right out of the gate, closing down and becoming more brooding and backward with air. It's an incredible wine that I promise you won't regret having in your cellar.

Jeb Dunnuck - Jeb Dunnuck 100
Producer
Country
USA
Region
California
Appellation
Santa Cruz Mt.
Type
Red
Variety
Cabernet Sauvignon Meritage