An exploration of wine

917. Ridge Vineyards, Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains, 1989

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Book 5 Wine 917

£???; 13.4%

[Eric Baugher signature. March 10, 2015].

The highlight of a Ridge dinner at Planet of the Grapes, with Eric Baugher, who leads day-to-day winemaking, and was very interesting to talk to – who knew Monte Bello is often de-acidified?! A cool vintage. Fully mature. Deep garnet; brick rim. Mature soy, mushroom and fresh leather over dried cherry. Cedar oak touch, then herbal green capsicum emerges. Fresh palate: cassis and some soy. Bright acid, medium body and gravelly mineral. Fair length.

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