Ridge Vineyards

Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.215 ratings
9.22 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
Palmer Emmitt

Owner/Winemaker Judge Palmer

9.1

One of a few good finds on a very boring down the middle wine list. Really nice wine, but very young. Would love to revisit in 10 years. Intense fruit without being overripe, great structure and balance.

One of a few good finds on a very boring down the middle wine list. Really nice wine, but very young. Would love to revisit in 10 years. Intense fruit without being overripe, great structure and balance.

Feb 4th, 2022
Renato Hoyle

Vanilla

Vanilla

1 person found it helpfulOct 25th, 2021
Alex Jones

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

Half bottle and still much too young. Blackberry, dark fruit, Chai tea and licorice. Really good and great value for the wine.

Half bottle and still much too young. Blackberry, dark fruit, Chai tea and licorice. Really good and great value for the wine.

Dec 20th, 2022
Vinny Brooklyn

78% Cabernet Sauvignon; 21% Merlot; 1% Petit Verdot. 106 tons from 43.5 acres. Winemaker notes 4/20. “Most enjoyable over next 12 to 18 years.” 18 months in oak.

78% Cabernet Sauvignon; 21% Merlot; 1% Petit Verdot. 106 tons from 43.5 acres. Winemaker notes 4/20. “Most enjoyable over next 12 to 18 years.” 18 months in oak.

Feb 18th, 2024
Graham

Needs more time but was good with grilled turf and turf (steak and chicken)

Needs more time but was good with grilled turf and turf (steak and chicken)

May 7th, 2023
John W
8.8

Dark ruby coloration. On the nose, cherry, dark berry, florals, and chocolate. On the palate, medium to full body, dark berry, florals, cherry, vanilla, medium to lighter finish, tannins still pretty strong. Not much depth or complexity or finish.

Dark ruby coloration. On the nose, cherry, dark berry, florals, and chocolate. On the palate, medium to full body, dark berry, florals, cherry, vanilla, medium to lighter finish, tannins still pretty strong. Not much depth or complexity or finish.

Oct 28th, 2022
Pooneet K

Quite nice with a bit of air and some chill. Good pairing with a bison ribeye in Wyoming.

Quite nice with a bit of air and some chill. Good pairing with a bison ribeye in Wyoming.

Sep 2nd, 2022
David Jean

David had this 2 months ago

David had this 2 months ago

Feb 18th, 2024
Casey Lewis

Casey had this 4 months ago

Casey had this 4 months ago

Dec 26th, 2023
David Jean

David had this 5 months ago

David had this 5 months ago

Nov 10th, 2023