Ridge Vineyards

40th Anniversary Vintage Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.570 ratings
9.421 pro ratings
Santa Cruz Mountains, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion
Top Notes For
Pedro Rusk

Wine Educator Kendall Jackson

9.6

I don’t know if was the day but this bottle was particularly amazing. Love this wine has been one of my favorite new world wines every vintage truly special place in the world producing special wines

I don’t know if was the day but this bottle was particularly amazing. Love this wine has been one of my favorite new world wines every vintage truly special place in the world producing special wines

Feb 23rd, 2018
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.7

Our K&L Redwood City staff party at LB steak was fantastic- nothing smaller than magnum allowed! This double mag has been in our cellar since release and has hardly moved at all! Big, powerful, Mountain fruit!

Our K&L Redwood City staff party at LB steak was fantastic- nothing smaller than magnum allowed! This double mag has been in our cellar since release and has hardly moved at all! Big, powerful, Mountain fruit!

3 people found it helpfulMar 3rd, 2014
WineMascot

2001, wine of the night even among many bests from around the world. acid for days, could go 20 more years!!!

2001, wine of the night even among many bests from around the world. acid for days, could go 20 more years!!!

Nov 6th, 2016
Bradley Brown

Owner/Winemaker Big Basin Vineyards

9.2

Great perfumed nose, finesse on palate

Great perfumed nose, finesse on palate

Apr 13th, 2016
Ted Rutledge

Pure and beautiful classic napa. Very good

Pure and beautiful classic napa. Very good

Dec 30th, 2015
Alicia

Golden standard.

Golden standard.

Aug 21st, 2015
Lee Abraham

Sales Cliff Lede Vineyards, Breggo Cellars

9.9

Gorgeous. Could still use a couple of years

Gorgeous. Could still use a couple of years

Nov 16th, 2013
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.8

Ripe, balanced black fruit and tart currant masterpiece of Cali Cab! This was fabulous with Dittmers prime top sirloin!

Ripe, balanced black fruit and tart currant masterpiece of Cali Cab! This was fabulous with Dittmers prime top sirloin!

Oct 23rd, 2013
Lee Abraham

Sales Cliff Lede Vineyards, Breggo Cellars

9.7

Stunning!

Stunning!

Oct 1st, 2013
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.7

Magnum time!

Magnum time!

Jun 30th, 2013