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2018 Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon

Flagge Rotwein
Weinart: Rotwein
Rebsorte: 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc
Flagge USA / Kalifornien
Land: USA / Kalifornien
Region: Central Coast, Santa Cruz Mountains
Stilistik: vielschichtig, vollmundig & kräftig, voluminös
Ausbau: 17 Monate im Barrique
Geschmacksrichtung: trocken
Alkoholgehalt: 13,5% Vol.
Trinktemperatur: 15-18°C
Suckling 97 /100
Vinous 96+ /100
Dunnuck 95 /100
Wine Spectator 97 /100
Allergene: Sulfite,  Abfüllerinformation

298,00 €*

Inhalt: 0.75 Liter (397,33 €* / 1 Liter)

Preise inkl. MwSt. zzgl. Versandkosten Die Auslieferung erfolgt nach Import.

Produktnummer: 6360
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Vinous

96+ POINTS
The 2018 Monte Bello is ridiculously young. There's plenty of energy and drive, but writing a note at this point is rather superfluous. Readers should not plan on opening a bottle anytime soon. Early tastings suggest the 2018 is a Monte Bello built on linear, savory intensity more than volume. I very much like the energy here.

- Antonio Galloni (2022)
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James Suckling

97 POINTS
A bright and beautiful Monte Bello with dark and black fruit, such as blackcurrants, as well as walnuts and hints of vanilla. Full-bodied with creamy tannins that are there from start to finish. Turns lightly dusty. Beautiful length. Really pure and focused. Needs time to come together completely, but already a beauty. Drink after 2025. (2021)
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Jeb Dunnuck

95 POINTS
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Bello comes from a cooler, even, drought year and is based on 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, and 2% Cabernet Franc. I believe it was aged all in American oak as always (I wouldn't be surprised if there was a French barrel in there) and hit 13.7% natural alcohol. Beautiful, and classic Monte Bello, notes of plums, cassis, and blueberries all give way to more vanilla oak, tobacco, cedar pencil, and violet aromas and flavors. A more elegant, streamlined, medium to full-bodied Monte Bello, it has beautiful tannins, perfect ripeness (not overripe nor underripe), flawless balance, and a great finish. It doesn't have the sheer grandeur or dimension of the 2017, but it's a seamless, incredibly elegant, compelling Monte Bello that will benefit from 4-6 years (it's stunning today with a healthy decant) and will certainly have 30 years of prime drinking. (2021)
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Wine Spectator

97 POINTS
Very expressive, with warmed blueberry compote, menthol, sweet bay leaf, steeped açaí berry and zesty sassafras notes all in the mix, carried by brambly grip and a cold cast iron spine. A late echo of mesquite completes this remarkably complex and vivid offering. Should be fun to watch this develop in the cellar. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2022 through 2042. 3,900 cases made.

-JM (2021)
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