1986 Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello
Santa Cruz Mountains, California
 
WB Rating: 78

 
Alcohol by volume: 11.8%
Price at time of purchase: $0.00 (Library wine)
 
Type: Cabernet / Bordeaux
Principal varietal(s): 95% Cabernet, 10% Merlot

This 20 year old Monte Bello, provided through the generosity of colleague A.S., unfortunately came across to most of us as charmless and weird in this tasting. Displayed virtually no fruit and had a strange rubber-like smell that we've also detected in some too-old Ridge Zins. Possibly a bad bottle, but definitely not in the usual Ridge pleasure zone. - WB team 2006-03-11

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