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March 16, 2019

2003 Monte Bello

Dinner at Shima in Tokyo.

2003 Ridge Monte Bello - decanted after opening.  Nose was very Cali but the palate was more acidic than I expected.  There was clearly plenty of sweetness and vanilla oak in the nose, while smokiness emerged half an hour after opening.  Also black fruits like plums.  Sweeter on the palate a little later, but the tannins were still here.

Full post on dinner is here.

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