2015 Ridge 'Monte Bello' Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Cruz Mountains

$224.95
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High above Cupertino, first planted in 1886 and replanted in 1949, Monte Bello is one of the most admired and special Cabernet terroirs in the United States. We have just a handful of cases of the grand 2015 to share with you, a wine Galloni called “An insanely beautiful wine,” that “will soon take its place among the greatest Monte Bellos ever made. Powerful, deep and explosive, the 2015 possesses magnificent concentration and richness in every dimension. Readers who own it will be absolutely thrilled.”

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Paul Draper
Vintage:
2015
Aging:
16 Months
Oak Treatment:
97% American Oak and 3% French Oak
Appellation:
Santa Cruz Mountains
Total Varietal Composition %:
77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol %:
13.5%
SKU #:
1WRID15CS3MONTEBELLO
VN98+

Vinous

One of the highlights in this tasting, the 2015 Monte Bello will soon take its place among the greatest Monte Bellos ever made. Powerful, deep and explosive, the 2015 possesses magnificent concentration and richness in every dimension. Even with all of its raciness, the 2015 has terrific aromatic presence and regal tannins. The 2015 is a bit less showy than it has been in the past, but it was also just bottled two weeks before this tasting. Readers who own it will be absolutely thrilled.