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The Winter 2016 Auction

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Auction Ends: 12/9/2016 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #574. Ridge Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Monte Bello 1974

Description: Consists of 7 Bottles, 0.75L
Score: 100 AG.
"I have been fortunate to drink the 1974 Monte Bello three times in the last year. I served this bottle, from my cellar, blind to a group of hard-core Francophiles at the end of a dinner that showcased the best of Burgundy and Bordeaux. Every person in the room thought the wine was Bordeaux. No one came close to guessing California, much less identifying the age of the wine or the vintage. When the 1974 Monte Bello was revealed, there was only silence at the table. Tasted from a perfect bottle, the 1974 remains almost unnaturally deep, powerful and intense. It is an eternal wine whose life will only be determined by how well corks hold up. Put simply, the 1974 Monte Bello is one of the greatest and most singular wines I have ever tasted from any region in the world." Vinous, Jul 2016
Notes: Base neck or better, 2 very lightly scuffed and 4 very lightly stained labels, 3 slightly recessed corks.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $4,250


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