Ridge Vineyards

Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Chardonnay

8.716 ratings
8.66 pro ratings
Santa Cruz Mountains, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Robbie Ward

A bit too lush for me. Really toffee popcorn in flavour. Just could do with a bit more acidity and drive.

A bit too lush for me. Really toffee popcorn in flavour. Just could do with a bit more acidity and drive.

Dec 11th, 2015
Denis Roudenko

14/20 (82/100)

Too old.

14/20 (82/100)

Too old.

Apr 29th, 2015
Tim Parkhouse DWS, CWE

Seamless CA chard ageing gracefully.

Seamless CA chard ageing gracefully.

Apr 26th, 2015
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

8.4

Tasty and headed into its secondary phase. Quite pretty.

Tasty and headed into its secondary phase. Quite pretty.

Sep 28th, 2014
Eric Manago

Coming along beautifully. Beeswax, and dried apricots. Santa Cruz Mtns is quickly becoming one of my fave Chard sources.

Coming along beautifully. Beeswax, and dried apricots. Santa Cruz Mtns is quickly becoming one of my fave Chard sources.

Mar 26th, 2019
Kevin Bohlin

Anniversary Wine! Creamy hazelnut and hints of spice, quite sweet at this point but some faded acidity. Still a well aged and tasty wine from a classy and favorite producer!

Anniversary Wine! Creamy hazelnut and hints of spice, quite sweet at this point but some faded acidity. Still a well aged and tasty wine from a classy and favorite producer!

Oct 24th, 2018
Albert Camilleri

Birthday wine #1. Great chardonnay. Tropical, lush, balanced, long.

Birthday wine #1. Great chardonnay. Tropical, lush, balanced, long.

Sep 20th, 2016
David Langstaff

A wonderfully made wine but in the 'old' California style of strong oak. Great balance despite the age, but heavy with vanillin and oaky flavors that dominate.

A wonderfully made wine but in the 'old' California style of strong oak. Great balance despite the age, but heavy with vanillin and oaky flavors that dominate.

May 25th, 2014
Eric Danch

Importer Blue Danube Wines

Oak and Chardonnay done in a way I can appreciate.

Oak and Chardonnay done in a way I can appreciate.

Oct 15th, 2012
Nathan Kandler

Winemaker Thomas Fogarty Winery

8.8

Nathan had this 8 years ago

Nathan had this 8 years ago

Jun 25th, 2013