2011 Monte Bello scores 95 pts. at Great Cabernets of the World: Decanter tasting


Ridge 2011 Monte Bello the top wine with a 95 point score

On 8 July 2015, Decanter posted an article about a recent masterclass tasting at Decanter’s London headquarters. Judgement of Paris organizer Steven Spurrier moderated the June 2015 tasting.

“Monte Bello’s Cabernet Sauvignon vines are grown on a sliver of the sedimentary Pacific sea bed in the Santa Cruz Mountains in California. The wine was mostly (90%) matured in American oak barrels for sixteen months and provides a voluptuous nose of coffee, tobacco and primary black fruits. On the palate, were more of the same, together with intense, juicy black cherries, damson and cassis. Great vivacity and freshness, it was all wrapped up in dense yet ripe and grainy tannins and beguilingly low alcohol – just 12.8%. The finish was long, savoury and immensely satisfying.” 18.5/20pts (95/100pts)

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