2012 Monte Bello, Ridge Vineyards, Santa Cruz Mountains
Darkly concentrated on the nose, with enticing notes of black fruits, wood smoke and soft, peppery spice. The palate is dense, with a glossy, fruit-compote core enswathed in layers of velvety tannins, crushed minerals, clove spice and tobacco leaf. This is without doubt a powerful wine, but with that power held firmly in check by the finely-tuned structure, giving the wine a sense of poise and subtlety that belies its ability to age extremely well.
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Region & country
Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Cruz County, California, USA
Ready 2018 - 2035