ridge, california cabernet sauvignon monte bello, santa cruz mountains 2004

ridge, california cabernet sauvignon monte bello, santa cruz mountains 2004
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    Readers looking for a Monte Bello that is ready to drink should consider the 2004. Just beginning to enter its early plateau of maturity, the 2004 is in a beautiful spot right now. Sweet tobacco, smoke, cedar, licorice and leather meld into a core of dark fruit. The 2004 won't last forever, but it does have enough depth to age beautifully for the another decade, perhaps more. A distinctly floral/savory finish rounds things out nicely.

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