2006 Ridge Monte Bello - Printable Version

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- TheEngineer - 07-16-2010 10:01 PM

Classy wine!

Nose and palate of dark and red fruits, some coco, spices, and oak, Dense flavours but wears themlightly. Medium + bodied wine, very elegant. I could drink this all day long!

- Kcwhippet - 07-19-2010 03:24 PM

Have some 01 Monte Bello down in the cellar. May be about time to start cracking them.

- TheEngineer - 07-19-2010 11:39 PM

KC, as you would know, the 06 was incredibly young and had many years to go. Would love to hear your impressions of the 01!

RE: 2006 Ridge Monte Bello - TheEngineer - 09-27-2015 09:11 PM

I had a ridge fan over for dinner so opened this one up.

Oh...what a stunning nose, full fo herbs, and bush and minerals and earth and then fruit and spices, ...with the mouth much the same but still tannic and structured, with a good acidic backbone.

This is a medium bodied, elegant but full on wine. Lovely stuff and still frankly a baby. Needed hours of decanting.