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2016 Ridge Vineyards, Monte Bello

One of the highlights in this tasting, the 2016 Monte Bello has turned out just as beautifully as I hoped it would. Soaring aromatics, bright acids and mid-weight structure give the 2016 a super-classic feel. Clearly, the 2016 is very primary today, with plenty of bright red and purplish berry fruit. More than that, though, the 2016 pulses with energy and simply exceptional balance.

Region:

California, USA

Body:

Full

Grape Variety:

73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc

Awards and Reviews:

98 / 100, Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

Style:

Red