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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 #817. Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello 2009

Description: Consists of 10 Bottles, 0.75L
Score: 98 WA.
"The 2009 Monte Bello ,72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot is simply magnificent. Layers of dark red fruit, flowers, spices and graphite are all woven together in this utterly impeccable wine. The 2009 is an especially huge, intense Monte Bello, yet a sexy, silky core of fruit lies within its imposing frame. Everything comes together in this glorious, radiant wine. Last year the 2009 had some pretty stiff competition from the 2010, but today it is simply firing on all cylinders. Eric Baugher describes 2009 as a year with cold weather early on, followed by heat in early June and July. The fruit was brought in on October 12, just before an intense downpour swept through the region. There is a purity and silkiness supported by structure in the 2009 that is impossible not to admire. Simply put, this is another utterly magnificent, towering masterpiece from Ridge." Wine Advocate #202, Aug 2012
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $1,300


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