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1995 Ridge Central Coast Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 1995
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Rating:  91
Quantity: Currently out of stock.
Price: $190.80
Currently out of stock.

1995 Ridge Central Coast Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon
The 1995 Monte Bello is actually a Proprietary Red Wine as the blend is 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, and 3% Cabernet Franc. It was made from an extremely severe selection of only 25% of the harvest. Paul Draper feels it is the biggest, brawniest, and most muscular Monte Bello of the 1990s, and in need of 10-15 more years of cellaring. This saturated ruby/purple-colored effort is still backward, with a closed nose of minerals, oak, and subtle black fruits. In the mouth, it is large-scaled, tannic, rich, and long, but nearly abrasive because of the wine's high tannin level. This youthful, muscular, monster Monte Bello will require significant cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2035. - RP