Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

Price: $138.49 $99.99
Save $38.50 (28%)
Limit 12 bottles per customer
Item No. 15154
  • ST94
  • WS93
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2001
  • RP99
  • 1996
  • WS96
  • RP95
  • ST94
  • 1994
  • ST95
  • 1990
  • WS97
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Winemaker's Notes

Dark purple color; lovely balance; chalky but integrated, coated tannins; mint, wet stone, black cherry; some vanilla from new oak; very complex; aromas more intense than SCM; flavors of mushroom, sweet thick cassis; full, round perfume of licorice and dusty chocolate; a zing of freshness and aromatics over layers of black/blue and red fruit smells; wonderfully structured, extremely sophisticated; jammy blackberry, chewy plum skins; sensuous, will drink well for forty years.

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Ridge's history begins in 1885, when Osea Perrone, a doctor and prominent member of San Francisco's Italian community, bought 180 acres near the top of Monte Bello Ridge in the Santa Cruz Mountains. He planted vineyards and constructed a winery of redwood and native limestone in time to produce the first vintage of Monte Bello in 1892. The historic building now serves as the Ridge...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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