1992 Ridge Monte Bello

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 97
  • JR 93
  • IWC 90

Reviews for 1992 Ridge Monte Bello

WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 1994
When I tasted this wine early in its life I felt it had outstanding potential. With another year of cellaring it has gained considerable weight. It now looks to be one of the greatest examples of Monte Bello Cabernet... When I tasted this wine early in its life I felt it had outstanding potential. With another year of cellaring it has gained considerable weight. It now looks to be one of the greatest examples of Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon Ridge has produced. Only 40% of the crop made it into the final blend which consists of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon 11% Merlot 10% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc. The wine offers a black/purple color a profound nose of minerals cassis licorice and spices spectacular richness and a great mid-palate that boasts layers of fruit. Admirable purity fine underlying acidity and considerable sweet ripe tannin make this another compelling effort. Given the stunning 1990 Ridge Monte Bello and the exceptional promise of both the 1991 Monte Bello and the unbottled 1993 Monte Bello Ridge has a quartet of stunning Cabernets that rival and possibly eclipse what this winery achieved in 1968 1969 1970 and 1971. Assuming good cellar conditions the 1992 Monte Bello should have 30-35 years of longevity.
JR 93
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, March 2010
Lightish, sweet just a tad simpler than the 1991. A little fragile and only just ready. A bit bloody-tasting, as though there were quite a bit of merlot in the blend. Ah yes: 80% Cabernet, 11% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot... Lightish, sweet just a tad simpler than the 1991. A little fragile and only just ready. A bit bloody-tasting, as though there were quite a bit of merlot in the blend. Ah yes: 80% Cabernet, 11% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot. Perhaps the weakest of this very strong collection – and still extremely good. 18/20
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, October 2000
Youthfully deep ruby-red color. Very dark aromas of black cherry, cassis, mocha, bitter chocolate and menthol. Tightly wrapped and rather muscular, with black fruit and menthol flavors verging on medicinal. Currently... Youthfully deep ruby-red color. Very dark aromas of black cherry, cassis, mocha, bitter chocolate and menthol. Tightly wrapped and rather muscular, with black fruit and menthol flavors verging on medicinal. Currently lacks charm and sweetness, but there's plenty of flavor intensity and structure here for aging. The tannins dust the teeth. Tough going today. 90+