Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Ridge California Cabernet Sauvignon

9.427 ratings
9.58 pro ratings
California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Conrad Green

Fresh and very pure. Animal with a dark sour blue tangy fruit. Lovely intensity. Lean and muscular and excellent. Fresh. Wow

Fresh and very pure. Animal with a dark sour blue tangy fruit. Lovely intensity. Lean and muscular and excellent. Fresh. Wow

Apr 10th, 2019
James Parker Huston, CWE

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

9.3

Quien es el mas chignon?

Quien es el mas chignon?

Apr 30th, 2016
Sam Friedland

Took sometime to open. Still some fruit, tannins. Half a bottle 1992.

Took sometime to open. Still some fruit, tannins. Half a bottle 1992.

Jan 6th, 2019
Ryan

RIDICULOUSLY yummy for a 1974!!!

RIDICULOUSLY yummy for a 1974!!!

Mar 26th, 2016
Jeff Smith/Vintner

Epic bottle!! Had the '74 MB twice in the past year. Both were killer expressions of MB. Makes me proud to be an American. One of the finest Cabs I've ever had. Precise lines, pure fruit, exotic tertiary aromatics. Well worth the $ and trouble to find.

Epic bottle!! Had the '74 MB twice in the past year. Both were killer expressions of MB. Makes me proud to be an American. One of the finest Cabs I've ever had. Precise lines, pure fruit, exotic tertiary aromatics. Well worth the $ and trouble to find.

Dec 6th, 2015
Ron Siegel

This was a big surprise as this had a lot of sweet red berry fruit, forest floor and dried herbs showing nice acid and length. Groups 2nd favorite in 70's flight.

This was a big surprise as this had a lot of sweet red berry fruit, forest floor and dried herbs showing nice acid and length. Groups 2nd favorite in 70's flight.

Aug 23rd, 2015
Ron Siegel

Monte Bello Vertical
The most mature compared to the others from the 70's

Monte Bello Vertical
The most mature compared to the others from the 70's

Aug 23rd, 2015
Ron Siegel

Monte Bello Vertical
The darkest color of the group, showing much younger than its 41 yrs. Beautiful wine!

Monte Bello Vertical
The darkest color of the group, showing much younger than its 41 yrs. Beautiful wine!

Aug 23rd, 2015
Chris Bensick

1973 vintage, 12.8%abv. Cellar treasure of the week. High shoulder level, cork intact although showing signs of leakage. Very fine, showing some spicy American oak even at this age. Lovely, lovely......

1973 vintage, 12.8%abv. Cellar treasure of the week. High shoulder level, cork intact although showing signs of leakage. Very fine, showing some spicy American oak even at this age. Lovely, lovely......

Feb 12th, 2015
Ray Everett

Main event

Main event

Oct 12th, 2014