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by Curt Cash
Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Ridge Monte Bello: Bordeaux equivalent?
Replies: 10
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Re: Ridge Monte Bello: Bordeaux equivalent?

Thank you Howard, great info! I'll pursue these. Also good to know about the 2003s -- they seemed like a good mix of reasonable price and drinkability. I just picked up a '94 Leoville Barton (which isn't very highly rated) and 2006 Leoville Poyferre, which is probably nowhere near ready but I wanted...
by Curt Cash
Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:33 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Ridge Monte Bello: Bordeaux equivalent?
Replies: 10
Views: 12366

Re: Ridge Monte Bello: Bordeaux equivalent?

I just ordered a '94 Leoville Barton. Not a highly rated vintage, but it was a great price. If nothing else, it should be ready to drink.

Looking forward to trying a Leoville Poyferre soon.
by Curt Cash
Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:53 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Ridge Monte Bello: Bordeaux equivalent?
Replies: 10
Views: 12366

Re: Ridge Monte Bello: Bordeaux equivalent?

Thanks Laurent, I was hoping for specifics... unfortunately, at $1,000/bottle, I doubt I'll ever try that Rothschild! But I'm glad I now know to zero-in on Pauillacs, and specially '06 and '08s.

If anyone else has specific suggestions, please chime in.
by Curt Cash
Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Ridge Monte Bello: Bordeaux equivalent?
Replies: 10
Views: 12366

Re: Ridge Monte Bello: Bordeaux equivalent?

Thanks for the reply; the vintage info is helpful. I was hoping you or anyone so inclined could be more specific. As I mentioned, I've tried some Leovilles recently (2003 Las Cases and 2003 Barton), and I've had a lot of under-$50 Left Bank wines, but to me they're definitely all a different style t...
by Curt Cash
Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Ridge Monte Bello: Bordeaux equivalent?
Replies: 10
Views: 12366

Ridge Monte Bello: Bordeaux equivalent?

Hello all, first post. Really enjoying Jeff Leve's reviews on wines I like, and have grown to trust him. Currently my favorite affordable wine is Ridge's Monte Bello. I keep reading how, as far as California Cabs go, this is the most like a Bordeaux, but I've never had a Bordeaux like this. I would ...