Ridge Vineyards

Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot Blend

9.2103 ratings
9.116 pro ratings
Santa Cruz Mountains, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
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
Top Notes For
Grant Simpson

Lots of mountain fruit, predominately blue, gravel, eucalyptus or mint, and herbs. Seriously good juice, would be even better in abt 5 years!

Lots of mountain fruit, predominately blue, gravel, eucalyptus or mint, and herbs. Seriously good juice, would be even better in abt 5 years!

1 person found it helpfulOct 18th, 2015
Stefan Dolhain

Dark red, no evolution. At first very herbal, restrained, fruit hardly noticeable. Tastes lean and tough. Wild decanting does miracles for this wine though.After an hour more impressive, with ripe black fruit emerging, complex spices and fresh acidity.Tasted it again the next day and it was unexpectedly very oxidised. A bit puzzled by this one.

Dark red, no evolution. At first very herbal, restrained, fruit hardly noticeable. Tastes lean and tough. Wild decanting does miracles for this wine though.After an hour more impressive, with ripe black fruit emerging, complex spices and fresh acidity.Tasted it again the next day and it was unexpectedly very oxidised. A bit puzzled by this one.

Oct 19th, 2016
Yotam Sharon

Consulting Winemaker Gvaot, Miles, Alona; Blogger yotamsharon.com

9.2

Fresh, precise, almost crisp. As far removed from Napa as you'll get in California. Lovely.

Fresh, precise, almost crisp. As far removed from Napa as you'll get in California. Lovely.

Jun 13th, 2016
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

9.0

Heady barrel aromatics, vanilla bean and some cedar and coconut, with fresh blackberry coulis and black cherry on the palette, mouthwatering acidity, well integrated tannins, and a fresh minty finish. A no-brainer for sub $50 cab.

Heady barrel aromatics, vanilla bean and some cedar and coconut, with fresh blackberry coulis and black cherry on the palette, mouthwatering acidity, well integrated tannins, and a fresh minty finish. A no-brainer for sub $50 cab.

Jan 17th, 2016
Andre Lopez

No need to wait. Very good now. Graphite, dark plum, blackberries and an insanely long, lingering finish.

No need to wait. Very good now. Graphite, dark plum, blackberries and an insanely long, lingering finish.

Dec 28th, 2015
Ksandek Podbielski

Big and beautiful.

Big and beautiful.

Dec 14th, 2015
Jo Florradikal

#cabernetsauvignon #merlot #montebello blueberries, juniper, violets, dark coffee, coconut, vanilla.

#cabernetsauvignon #merlot #montebello blueberries, juniper, violets, dark coffee, coconut, vanilla.

Nov 13th, 2015
Blake Conklin

Cellar Hand Relic Winery

9.2

This was a lot better than expected. A great valued cab with fruit all sourced from the Santa Cruz mountains

This was a lot better than expected. A great valued cab with fruit all sourced from the Santa Cruz mountains

Sep 28th, 2015
Lee Pitofsky

Paired with A5 Japanese Wagyu

Paired with A5 Japanese Wagyu

Aug 2nd, 2015
Gisele Carig

Just lovely 👌

Just lovely 👌

May 24th, 2015