Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1997

Ratings on Delectable

Mike Saviage Delectable Pro

Dark ruby. Opaque. Big shoulders in the nose. Notes of black cherry, forest floor, menthol, flowers. Velvet glove in the mouth. Huge wine and very smooth.

Dark ruby. Opaque. Big shoulders in the nose. Notes of black cherry, forest floor, menthol, flowers. Velvet glove in the mouth. Huge wine and very smooth.

9.4

Bradley Brown Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Big Basin Vineyards

Cherry currants and perfumed berries

Cherry currants and perfumed berries

9.5

Jon Anderson Delectable Pro

Was a crime to open her so young but she yielded tobacco wrapper and currents on the nose and a long lingering finish.

Was a crime to open her so young but she yielded tobacco wrapper and currents on the nose and a long lingering finish.

9.7

James Parker Huston, CWE Delectable Pro

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

This is an prime example of a historic Northern California First Growth. Will evolve for 15 plus more years.

This is an prime example of a historic Northern California First Growth. Will evolve for 15 plus more years.

9.6

Matt Krueger Delectable Pro

Still killing it 19 years later. Only 12.8% alcohol with nice fruit hanging on and nice silky tannin structure.

Still killing it 19 years later. Only 12.8% alcohol with nice fruit hanging on and nice silky tannin structure.

9.8

Donald Patz Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

Love the Ridge wines. A classic. No hurry to drink.

Love the Ridge wines. A classic. No hurry to drink.

9.3

Robert Cunningham Delectable Pro

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

Excellent though weaker than some other vintages

Excellent though weaker than some other vintages

9.5

Peter Marks Delectable Pro

Master of Wine, Educator Constellation Brands

At it's prime, yet will hold another 10 years. Amazingly complex and supple.

At it's prime, yet will hold another 10 years. Amazingly complex and supple.

9.6

Andre Lopez Delectable Pro

What can I say, another standout.

What can I say, another standout.

9.2

Benjamin Silver Delectable Pro

Pretty 12.9% alc, but this bottle was under perfumed & not showing much complexity unfortunately. Last bottle was textbook corked.

Pretty 12.9% alc, but this bottle was under perfumed & not showing much complexity unfortunately. Last bottle was textbook corked.

8.8

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