1966 Monte Bello

1966 Monte Bello

Wine Information

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage

1966

Vineyard

Monte Bello

Appellation

Santa Cruz Mountains

Alcohol By Volume

13.8%

Vintage Notes

This big, long-lived wine has less than perfect balance. Therefore most of the harvest was used as the basis for our formerly released nonvintage Cabernets 66/69 and 66/ 71. Clearly, this single-barrel amount of the 66 vintage is strictly for collectors.

History

Ridge wine is made with an emphasis on quality and naturalness that is rarely attempted. Our grapes are grown in select vineyards (usually identified on the label), where they are left to ripen to peak maturity, often at some loss of quantity. We let the wine settle and age in small barrels, with only rare cellar treatment other than racking. Varieties are not blended unless so indicated on the label. Near Black Mountain on Monte Bello Ridge, our main vineyard is 10 miles south of Palo Alto, 15 miles inland from the ocean, and over 2000 feet in elevation.

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