Ridge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 'Monte Bello' 2019
WINE TYPE: Red
VARIETAL: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc
COUNTRY: United States
APPELLATION: Santa Cruz Mountains
The 56th vintage of the iconic Monte Bello. 2019 was indeed a fantastic year with a rainy, warm spring followed by a long even growing season and a harvest that extended well into October.
The wine is wild and concentrated yet weightless and elegant. Aromatic and expressive on the nose, there is a mountain fruit character to the palate with a wonderfully pure concentration. Blackberries, mint, limestone, forest floor and lovely acidity. The tannins are polished and velvety. Nothing short of spectacular!