1969 Monte Bello

1969 Monte Bello

Wine Information

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage

1969

Vineyard

Monte Bello

Appellation

Santa Cruz Mountains

Alcohol By Volume

13.6%

Vintage Notes

Portions of our 1969 harvest were blended to yield our 66/69 and 69/70 NV Cabernets. This small remaining portion, well balanced though still high in tannin, will become quite drinkable in relatively few years-certainly sooner than the 1968 vintage.

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.

Consumer Tasting Notes

Average Rating: 96

No. of Tasting Notes: 1

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