Ridge Vineyards

Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Merlot

9.123 ratings
9.18 pro ratings
Santa Cruz Mountains, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Ryan Mullins

Wrapped in American oak but in all the right ways. A remarkable wine

Wrapped in American oak but in all the right ways. A remarkable wine

Sep 6th, 2020
Chris Opdyke

God bless Glazers for not knowing how to sell wine. $19.99 closeout.

God bless Glazers for not knowing how to sell wine. $19.99 closeout.

4 people found it helpfulNov 26th, 2014
Martin Redmond

2009 Vintage. Dark ruby color with aromatic black cherry, blueberry, cassis and a kiss of vanilla, and baking spice aromas. On the palate, it's medium-bodied, balanced and elegant with black cherry, blueberry, cassis and vanilla flavors. Long finish. 14.2% alcohol.

2009 Vintage. Dark ruby color with aromatic black cherry, blueberry, cassis and a kiss of vanilla, and baking spice aromas. On the palate, it's medium-bodied, balanced and elegant with black cherry, blueberry, cassis and vanilla flavors. Long finish. 14.2% alcohol.

Aug 19th, 2015
Ken Rogers

We adore this wine--aged perfectly, this is a great example of how a merlot is supposed to be, and why we love it as a varietal. Dark berries and a hint of vanilla and earth on the nose, supple palate with great mouthfeel, great dark berry fruit, balanced acidity. Paired beautifully with homemade lasagna and would have done well with lamb, chicken, pork and all sorts of dishes.

We adore this wine--aged perfectly, this is a great example of how a merlot is supposed to be, and why we love it as a varietal. Dark berries and a hint of vanilla and earth on the nose, supple palate with great mouthfeel, great dark berry fruit, balanced acidity. Paired beautifully with homemade lasagna and would have done well with lamb, chicken, pork and all sorts of dishes.

Oct 31st, 2016
Min Liu

2009 vintage. First release since 1997. Dark intense fruit, almost bold in quality. Really impressed by this one. Went very well with a seared ribeye.

2009 vintage. First release since 1997. Dark intense fruit, almost bold in quality. Really impressed by this one. Went very well with a seared ribeye.

Nov 9th, 2015
Jeff Gassman

Love this wine. B-e-a-utiful merlot

Love this wine. B-e-a-utiful merlot

Oct 25th, 2015
Ross Outon

WOTN

WOTN

Feb 8th, 2015
lynda lou bouch

sweeeeeeeeeeeet

sweeeeeeeeeeeet

Apr 13th, 2014
Luke Magnini

Luke had this 4 years ago

Luke had this 4 years ago

Aug 14th, 2016
Kathy Gordon

Kathy had this 6 years ago

Kathy had this 6 years ago

Feb 8th, 2015