2001 Ridge Montebello

While the 1991 remains the favorite vintage I’ve had, the 2001 was a great wine in it’s own right. Wine was decanted about 5 hours. Nose showed leather, coffee, lead and dark ripe fruit. While it is still a youthful big wine, the amazing balance of fruit and acid was simply amazing with a plush mouthfeel of concentrated flavors of cassis, espresso and sweet tannins The Montebello is among the most balanced cabs from CA and the 2001 was no exception. Powerful.& concentrated yet this tremendous balance.[cheers.gif]

One of my favorite Bellos.

Nice note Aunt Tony! [rofl.gif]

Are you referring to balance in the wine, or your ability to fall asleep on a barstool?

Welcome to the board, Arr [beatoff.gif] w.

And I thought I could start a new life here without anyone from cough, cough…finding me. Hi Big Papi

I thought what happens in Dallas stays in Dallas. [shrug.gif] Are you going to take away my EDIT button here too?? :frowning: