1992 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon (Bin Soiled Label}) SKU #300187

$239.99

RP 94-97 ST 90
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94-97 points Robert Parker: "When I tasted this wine early in its life I felt it had outstanding potential. With another year of cellaring it has gained considerable weight. It now looks to be one of the greatest examples of Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon Ridge has produced... The wine offers a black/purple color, a profound nose of minerals, cassis, licorice, and spices, spectacular richness, and a great mid-palate that boasts layers of fruit. Admirable purity, fine underlying acidity, and considerable sweet, ripe tannin make this another compelling effort. Given the stunning 1990 Ridge Monte Bello and the exceptional promise of both the 1991 Monte Bello and the unbottled 1993 Monte Bello, Ridge has a quartet of stunning Cabernets that rival, and possibly eclipse what this winery achieved in 1968, 1969, 1970, and 1971. Assuming good cellar conditions, the 1992 Monte Bello should have 30-35 years of longevity." (04/94) 90+ points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Youthfully deep ruby-red color. Very dark aromas of black cherry, cassis, mocha, bitter chocolate and menthol. Tightly wrapped and rather muscular, with black fruit and menthol flavors verging on medicinal. Currently lacks charm and sweetness, but there's plenty of flavor intensity and structure here for aging. The tannins dust the teeth." (09/00)

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