Monte Vellio

Ridge Vineyards

Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Merlot 2012

Would have been a nice Merlot in the cab vs Merlot tasting. The good? This is a merlot. The bad? If you're trying to stump someone? Good luck because....this is a classic merlot. From Monte Bello Vineyard. Nose is brambly, yet a bit sweet. Terroir is on the nose in full force. The entry is dark yet a slight bit youthful. Forest floor, plum, black fruit and quite a bit of it. Finishes with some drier tannin. This one is at the top of its game right now, but isn't going to win many awards for WOTN as it just isn't complex on its own. Drank MUCH better with food. Drink or hold another 5 to 10 years. — 10 days ago

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Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

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Monte del Frá

Bardolino Corvina Blend 2015

Richness comes through but without weight. This is a light to medium bodied wine best served cool. The great thing about this wine is it's finish that resolved with a delightful peppery note. I'd think this would work well with a meaty fish. — 16 days ago

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Ellen Clifford

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Adore Bardolino Chiarettos but don’t know that I’ve ever had a red! Goals...

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Chardonnay

Really nice chard- lovely with king crab legs. — 12 days ago

Bodegas Riojanas

Monte Real Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2009

Wine 3 of the night. Very drinkable with some oakiness, vanilla, berry and dark plum. Soft tannins and balanced acidity. Great value Tempranillo. — 6 days ago

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Monte Faustino

Riserva L'Amarone del Maestro Fornaser Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Corvina Blend

Vintage 2011 / Only 2729 bottles made, great balance — 13 days ago

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Louis M. Martini

Monte Rosso Vineyard Vineyard Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 1981

Always a pleasure to taste well aged mountain Cabernet from the historic Monte Rosso vineyard, and even better with some of that red volcanic dust on my boots, dark color for its age, still tart with plenty of that earthy spice that is the hallmark of this vineyard. What a joy! — 6 days ago

Ridge Vineyards

Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1984

Very intense. Plums, mocha, very full and punchy fruit. Remarkable shape for its age. Still fresh, supple and long. Tannins hanging in there — 19 days ago

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Will curran

Will curran

Bex is developing a nice wine vocabulary.
Bex Green

Bex Green

Thanks Will!
Conrad Green

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Great stuff. Still loads of fruit, a meatiness, sour cherry and wild herbs. Very good
9.3

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

Delectable Wine
9.8

The 2015 Monte Bello is just as phenomenal in this tasting as it has always been. Explosive and powerful in the glass, with fabulous textural richness, the 2015 has a lot to say. Super-ripe red and purplish berry fruit, rose petal and spice add myriad shades of complexity as this towering Monte Bello shows off its personality and pedigree. Rain during bloom reduced the crop significantly. Moderate temperatures with no heat spikes led to a long, relatively cool growing season. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, September 2018) — 16 days ago

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Herdade da Pimenta

Monte da Pimenta Bouschet Blend

Yummy region for red wines and this one doesn't disappoint. A bit jammy with a bit of musk as well. — 2 days ago

Louis M. Martini

Monte Rosso Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Soft subtle fruit forward right out of bottle. Caymus like. — 2 days ago