Ridge Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Unquestionably Californian winemaking royalty, Ridge Vineyards continue to produce sensational wines of exceptional quality and potential longevity. From the Monte Bello estate vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains, the 2014 is yet another unbelievable release. Composed of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, it is practically pulsating with energy, redolent of crushed blackcurrants, black cherry, cigars, pencil shavings and loamy earth. On the palate it is full-bodied, deep and intense, with a superb tannic framework, bright acidity and a remarkably long, mineral-tinged finish. A superlative effort with at least 20 years of cellaring potential.