1982 Monte Bello

1982 Monte Bello

Wine Information

96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot

Vintage

1982

Vineyard

Monte Bello

Appellation

Santa Cruz Mountains

Alcohol By Volume

11.5%

Vintage Notes

In 1982 our estate vineyards set a full crop. The cool growing season slowed ripening and the vines matured with the grapes at lower sugar levels than usual. We keep the wine from each section of these vineyards separate to judge its quality as it develops. The most intense and characteristic are selected for our “reserve,” the Monte Bello. This excellent wine will need two or three years in bottle to show its depth and complexity and should continue to develop for at least eight to ten years

History

Founded in 1959, Ridge produced its first vintage as a bonded winery in 1962. With the 1982 wines we celebrate our twentieth anniversary. From the beginning, close adherence to traditional winemaking techniques has set Ridge apart. This approach determines our style and includes submerged-cap fermentation, use of the natural wine yeasts, aging in small oak cooperage, and careful racking at every transfer to achieve clarity. Located above 2300 feet on Monte Bello Ridge in the Santa Cruz Mountains, our winery and main vineyards overlook San Francisco Bay.

Consumer Tasting Notes

Average Rating: 88.6

No. of Tasting Notes: 10

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