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The July 2017 Distinguished Cellar Auction, Part II

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Auction Ends: 7/20/2017 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #809. Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello 2005

Description: Consists of 10 Bottles, 0.75L
Score: 97+ RP.
"Composed of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, and 2% Cabernet Franc, the 2005 Monte Bello should be one of the all-time greats made at this estate. It offers a dense purple color, an extraordinary bouquet of spring flowers, blueberries, creme de cassis, black fruits, and a hint of oak. It also has an unctuous texture. As with all rich wines, the oak component plays a complementary role in the wine’s nuances. A seamless integration of acidity, wood, tannin, and alcohol is found in this rich, elegant, pure, dense beauty. There is a certain accessibility to the 2005 that is unusual by Monte Bello’s standards, and it will age effortlessly for 25+a years." Wine Advocate #187, Feb 2010
Notes: Inventory labels on capsules and 2 nicked labels.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $1,500


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