On 2 December 2013, the San Francisco Chronicle published their annual list of Top 100 Wines which features the 2010 Monte Bello.
“Paul Draper is now the rare vintner opting for full disclosure on cellar work. Here he reveals a smidgen of deacidification in a cool, sleek vintage – and one of the best Monte Bellos of the decade. If just a touch behind the timeless 2009, this is still a nearly perfect wine: dense, meaty and retaining the ethereal quality Ridge does so well. The savory sides – celery, beef broth, a mineral tang – combine with zesty blackcurrant fruit that always marks this historic site. Expect to enjoy it for at least another 20 years.”
To read the full article at SFGate.com, click here.
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