Monte Bernardi

Monte Bernardi

Fiasco! Chianti Sangiovese 2018

Exemplary Chianti. Classic signature of tart cherry and terra cotta with a firm tannic structure and acidity that carries through to the finish. — 11 days ago

Monte Bernardi

Sa'etta Chianti Classico Riserva Sangiovese Blend 2014

Red fruit forward on the nose: fresh cranberries, red cherries, raspberries. Dried herbs: thyme & rosemary. Touch of minerality. On the palate: same fruits, same herbs, touch of spice. Paired well with the ramp pizza from Table, Donkey, and Stick. — a month ago

Colin Francesco
with Colin

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2002

Ridge,2002, California Monte Bello. Color- dark red purple with slight bricking. Nose—dark blue/red fruit and perfume spice-raisin and creme brûlée throughout with a mint scent lingering. A fantastic luscious feel in the mouth bursting of dark cherry flavors, with some earthy spices,cedar and soft coffee mocha grounds, the sweetness from the creme brûlée is subtlety throughout. A long finish but flavors are restrained and tannins are integrated but not totally resolved giving this wine a definite opportunity to age more. Can’t wait to try in a year or two! — 7 days ago

Karin BlazonaJill Young
with Karin and Jill
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Monte Bernardi

Retromarcia Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2018

In a Frasca at home kit. Delicious fruit forward medium light body with great acidity. Really really enjoyed. Got better and better after 2 hours open — 20 days ago

Ridge Vineyards

Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2017

Tonight's wine is the 2017 Ridge Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.

The nose has rich dark fruits of black cherry, blackberry, black plum, black currant, licorice, chocolate, violets, graphite and rich earth.

The palate reveals black cherry, blackberry, black currant, green bell pepper, soft toasted oak, graphite, licorice, spice, violet and earth.

This wine is full bodied filling the mouth with rich notes, medium + acidity and medium + mouth coating grippy tannins that moves nicely into a long black fruit finish. This wine does not disappoint for a second wine from Ridge. I hope your week has been going well and we have all been safe and healthy. Let's look forward to the weekend with more openings. Have a great rest of your week. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 10 days ago

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Stephen Redenbaugh

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For me, perhaps Cali’s best under $75 cab... consistent OG winner!
Peter van den Besselaar

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When I think of a USA wine... I think Ridge.
David T

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Never been a bad Ridge in my experience. Not even corked.

Rivera

Il Falcone Riserva Red Blend 2014

Inviting nose of rich, ripe black cherry and dark plum with a touch of kirsch. On the palate this is surprisingly juicy with bright acidity balancing the ripe black fruit and good backbone of firm, plush, if slightly dry tannins. This has some depth & character and is really good.
Finally a good one from Puglia.
— 4 days ago

Monte Bernardi

Tzingarella Colli della Toscana Centrale 2018

Wild berries.
Bm-. Tm. Am. Fm+. 18m.
— 13 days ago

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Chardonnay 2016

First Ridge Chardonnay, not my last. Well made wine that brings me back to Burgundy is so many way’s. — 6 days ago

Stanley, Severn and 23 others liked this
Ron R

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First growth Cali specimen.
David L

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I love this stuff.
Andrew Steffensmeier

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One of my favorite California Chardonnay producers. It’s easy to overlook them given how broad their portfolio is.

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Decanted 2 hours before drinking. Still a bit primary as the tannins are not yet fully integrated but it is indeed showing terrific now. Shows an excellent balance of richness and elegance. Sweet black and blue fruits, creme de cassis, graphite and hints of licorice. Finishes wonderfully long, alluring and not at all heavy. — 14 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

Toasty coconut, caramel apple, and lemon pie nose. Texture is silky, but with a touch on tannin from the wood. Lemony, apple skin, pie crust finish goes on for a loooong time. Fun wine, with a lot going on. Tied in with a mineral tension. — 10 days ago