2004 Ridge Monte Bello

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LGTrotter
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2004 Ridge Monte Bello

Post by LGTrotter » 20:40 Tue 02 Aug 2016

Beautiful nose, (I always think Ridge wines have a very distinctive nose) good length, a bit hollow in the middle but this is splitting hairs. I am a bit at a loss as to whether this could do with a few more years in the cellar or drinking up. I think it may be the provenance of this bottle which did not help, kept a bit too warm before I got to it I fancy. 92 points may seem niggardly for a Monte Bello but I cannot give more.

Andy Velebil
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Re: 2004 Ridge Monte Bello

Post by Andy Velebil » 13:34 Sun 14 Aug 2016

May have been a slight off bottle. Normally this vintage has done fairly well and slightly better by a point or two. So not too far off anyways.
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I know what it means, but...generally not a word used here in the states anymore.

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