100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Santa Cruz Mountains
In 1993, two of Monte Bello’s smallest blocks, West Horseshoe and Young Foster, ripened at the same time. They were fermented together and pressed at twenty-five days. The wine was very tannic, so we fined early with twelve egg whites per barrel, and a year later with three. Intensely Monte Bello in flavor and character, this was our favorite of the wines not included in the estate bottling. Available only to members of the Advanced Tasting Program, it needs at least three years to begin to soften and will develop fully over the next ten or twelve. PD (4/95)
Since 1962, Ridge has championed single-vineyard winemaking, exploring California in search of great vineyards where climate, soil and varietal are ideally matched. Fine wine, when made traditionally, is the result of a natural process. Using traditional methods and minimal handling, we strive to produce the highest quality wines from superior and distinctive fruit. We are proud that our three decades are an integral part of California’s winemaking history.
Average Rating: 91.3
No. of Tasting Notes: 3
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