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Iconic Wine Nights - exceptional wines by the glass at cost price

Every week, we showcase and open a special bottle of wine for you to sample, hand-picked by our sommelier team.

Each wine has been chosen for its prestige and critical acclaim, available by the glass at cost price offering you the opportunity to broaden your vinous horizons.

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Week commencing 26th September

Ridge, cabernet Sauvignon, Montebello, Santa Cruz Mountains, CA, 2011

£40 per 125ml glass. Current wine list price £272.00

To end the Californian Wine Month, you will have the great opportunity to try the winner of the Judgment of Paris 2006 and one of California’s most iconic Cabernet Sauvignon!

Ridge vineyard was established in 1959 by Paul Drapper who has managed it since then.The Montebello estate was first planted in 1886 and produced its first wine in 1892. During the Prohibition, the vineyard wasn’t fully maintained and was fully abandoned in 1940’s.8 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon were replanted in 1949 and first produced the iconic Ridge Montebello in 1962.

The blend is 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and the wine has been aged in new American oak for 16 months. 2011 was a cooler vintage (the wine only has 12.8% ABV) with a lot of fog but the Montebello vineyard is planted high enough for the grapes to be above the fog line and obtain full maturity.

The wine is full bodied but elegant with notes of ripe blackcurrant, blackberry and cherry. The palate has a fantastic grip but remains well balanced and silky. The oak aging brings aromas of smoke, black pepper, chocolate and cedar wood.

This perfect wine pairs amazingly well with our venison course.

  

 


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