2013 Ridge Monte Bello – 750 mL

USD 249.00

2013 Ridge Monte Bello – The 2013 Monte Bello is a very special vintage for this great wine. Amazingly, it has yet to shut down, unfurl… (See Notes) – This immaculate, Burgundy-laden collection comes to IronGate.Wine from a serious wine enthusiast in the Mid-We… (See Provenance)

Robert Parker Score: 100

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Tasting Notes

The 2013 Monte Bello is a very special vintage for this great wine. Amazingly, it has yet to shut down, unfurling in the glass to reveal a bouquet of black raspberries, cassis, rich espresso roast, cigar wrapper, subtle black truffle and burning embers that has already integrated its 100% new oak remarkably completely. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, powerful and multidimensional, with a lavishly textural attack that segues into a stunningly layered, richly structured mid-palate endowed with incredible depth and concentration underpinned by succulent acids. The finish is long, vibrant and beautifully delineated. The 2013 is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 5% Merlot, and it attained 13.6% natural alcohol. Analytically, this ranks as one of the most tannic vintages of Monte Bello ever produced, but the tannins are of such high quality and cloaked in such a wealth of fruit that Ridge forwent their habitual egg white fining this year—beginning a trend that has continued since. This profound Monte Bello will begin to blossom as it reaches age ten and should prove practically immortal.

Provenance

This immaculate, Burgundy-laden collection comes to IronGate.Wine from a serious wine enthusiast in the Mid-West, USA. Storage was taken place in a smartly designed home cellar of over 6000 bottles, equipped with temperature and humidity control. All wine included in this offering was acquired direct upon release from the winery and each bottle was inspected for pristine condition by a member of our IronGate.Wine team.

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