Ridge Vineyards

Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.334 ratings
9.26 pro ratings
Santa Cruz Mountains, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, 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, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
Martin Redmond

Garnet color with tobacco, black cherry chocolate spice aromas. Balanced smooth black Cherry, raspberry spice chocolate med long finish

Garnet color with tobacco, black cherry chocolate spice aromas. Balanced smooth black Cherry, raspberry spice chocolate med long finish

Feb 24th, 2013
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.5

Enjoyed with ribeye at Sorenson's Resort in Hope Valley last weekend.

Enjoyed with ribeye at Sorenson's Resort in Hope Valley last weekend.

Feb 21st, 2013
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.0

Arrived at Sorensen's in the Sierras in time for dinner. Great fortune to find this on the list. Perfect with ribeye and roasted potatoes.

Arrived at Sorensen's in the Sierras in time for dinner. Great fortune to find this on the list. Perfect with ribeye and roasted potatoes.

Feb 18th, 2013
John Landis

Purple opaque color; nose of dense cassis and tobacco aromatics. In the mouth rich flavors of black fruits and vanillin oak followed by rich intense aftertaste. Not yet ready at 11 years of age. Will taste again in 5 years. Despite its youthfulness it is an awesome wine now. Had it with beef Filet mignon . Excellent wine.

Purple opaque color; nose of dense cassis and tobacco aromatics. In the mouth rich flavors of black fruits and vanillin oak followed by rich intense aftertaste. Not yet ready at 11 years of age. Will taste again in 5 years. Despite its youthfulness it is an awesome wine now. Had it with beef Filet mignon . Excellent wine.

Aug 11th, 2019
Michael Martinez

Little hint of funk and Brett on nose but cherry and cocoa really show through. Supple and velvety, great with steak.

Little hint of funk and Brett on nose but cherry and cocoa really show through. Supple and velvety, great with steak.

May 28th, 2017
Jon Bonné

Wine Editor San Francisco Chronicle

Needing a moment of timeless Cali, in nearer-term form.

Needing a moment of timeless Cali, in nearer-term form.

Nov 16th, 2013
Bob Boyle

Garnet color, nose of cedar, leather, sight vanilla, tannin were surprising as had this on release & was quite accessible, quire structured with red fruits hanging back, good balance and long finish

Garnet color, nose of cedar, leather, sight vanilla, tannin were surprising as had this on release & was quite accessible, quire structured with red fruits hanging back, good balance and long finish

Mar 28th, 2016
Zachary Osness

92+

Mar 16th, 2015
Zachary Osness

91+

Feb 23rd, 2014
Jeffrey Bragman

President at WINEPSYCH

9.7

Jeffrey had this 5 years ago

Jeffrey had this 5 years ago

Mar 16th, 2014