Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.573 ratings
9.530 pro ratings
Santa Cruz Mountains, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
Top Notes For
Mike Saviage

Popped for our 30th and taken to Sons & Daughters in SF. Great young, dark purple color. Exotic nose. Notes of plum, black cherry, some eucalyptus, mocha, old leather, dark moist earth, some dark chocolate and some anise. It’s a kaleidescape of smells. Still rich and silky in the mouth. So much fruit, with structure to match. Such a great unicorn wine.

Popped for our 30th and taken to Sons & Daughters in SF. Great young, dark purple color. Exotic nose. Notes of plum, black cherry, some eucalyptus, mocha, old leather, dark moist earth, some dark chocolate and some anise. It’s a kaleidescape of smells. Still rich and silky in the mouth. So much fruit, with structure to match. Such a great unicorn wine.

Sep 1st, 2021
Mike Saviage

Bright color, almost opaque. Big nose. Notes of black cherries, plums, walnuts, some menthol. Comes across as young in the mouth. Rich and voluptuous. Still young in its life. Amazing wine.

Bright color, almost opaque. Big nose. Notes of black cherries, plums, walnuts, some menthol. Comes across as young in the mouth. Rich and voluptuous. Still young in its life. Amazing wine.

Feb 8th, 2020
Conrad Green

Light and fresh and minty with lucid mountain fruit and precision and strawberry meets iron flavors. A very crisp and gorgeous bottle.

Light and fresh and minty with lucid mountain fruit and precision and strawberry meets iron flavors. A very crisp and gorgeous bottle.

Jul 4th, 2019
Conrad Green

Gorgeously lush and vibrant. Velvety minty fruit with a bit of oak and good length.

Gorgeously lush and vibrant. Velvety minty fruit with a bit of oak and good length.

May 8th, 2019
jesus g

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

10

I recommend always calling before your arrival to ask if something cool is open.
(And if there is, then the 120 miles of travel at 6am on your day off is totally worth it)

I recommend always calling before your arrival to ask if something cool is open.
(And if there is, then the 120 miles of travel at 6am on your day off is totally worth it)

Mar 28th, 2018
Mike Saviage

Dark tawny with some purple in the center. Opaque but bright. Killer nose. Notes of rich black cherries, plums, cracked walnuts, earth and a little eucalyptus. Medicinal. Ripe. In the mouth it’s velvet glove with what it touches and lush. Minute long finish. This is the whole package.

Dark tawny with some purple in the center. Opaque but bright. Killer nose. Notes of rich black cherries, plums, cracked walnuts, earth and a little eucalyptus. Medicinal. Ripe. In the mouth it’s velvet glove with what it touches and lush. Minute long finish. This is the whole package.

1 person found it helpfulJul 8th, 2018
Scott Claffee

Ridgedonkulous. One of the best CA wines ever.

Ridgedonkulous. One of the best CA wines ever.

1 person found it helpfulAug 4th, 2014
Justin Boggs

Great wine, but still very young and a little tannic. Finish was smoother and longer on the last bottle I had of this one. Will save my next bottle for years.

Great wine, but still very young and a little tannic. Finish was smoother and longer on the last bottle I had of this one. Will save my next bottle for years.

1 person found it helpfulNov 23rd, 2012
Stephen Solaka

Serious menthol upon opening. Lots of fruit still with long finish. Tastes young for a 26 yo wine.

Serious menthol upon opening. Lots of fruit still with long finish. Tastes young for a 26 yo wine.

Apr 6th, 2017
Loren Grossman

Vintner Wilde Farm Wines

9.3

Effusive mint. Beautiful Ruins.

Effusive mint. Beautiful Ruins.

Jul 8th, 2016