Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

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

Last night in MT at the lake. Gave this several hours of air. Nice dark tawny color. Vibrant in the glass. The nose is great right away and stayed on point through the evening. Notes of black cherries, warm raspberries, old cedar, some plums and a little leather saddle. Rich and silky in the mouth. Velvet glove. Long finish. Great wine.

Last night in MT at the lake. Gave this several hours of air. Nice dark tawny color. Vibrant in the glass. The nose is great right away and stayed on point through the evening. Notes of black cherries, warm raspberries, old cedar, some plums and a little leather saddle. Rich and silky in the mouth. Velvet glove. Long finish. Great wine.

Jul 13th, 2019
Mike Saviage

Opaque. Dark and brooding tawny to the rim. Fragrant seductive nose. Notes of black cherry, sweet plums, dark soil, moist forest bark and old tree leaves. With air some cherry pie filling, cracked nuts, mocha and a little clove appear. Rich and silky in the mouth. Smooth. Long finish. Still young. Really good wine.

Opaque. Dark and brooding tawny to the rim. Fragrant seductive nose. Notes of black cherry, sweet plums, dark soil, moist forest bark and old tree leaves. With air some cherry pie filling, cracked nuts, mocha and a little clove appear. Rich and silky in the mouth. Smooth. Long finish. Still young. Really good wine.

Jan 12th, 2019
Garrick Mallery

Birth year wine

Birth year wine

Jun 16th, 2018
Patrick Derdeyn

At first i picked up a lot of acetyl in this relative to the other wines. After an hour that had blown off and this blossomed. Everything you hope for in Monte Bello.

At first i picked up a lot of acetyl in this relative to the other wines. After an hour that had blown off and this blossomed. Everything you hope for in Monte Bello.

Nov 5th, 2017
Richard Betts

Master Sommelier/Winemaker/Mezcalero Saint Glinglin, Sombra

9.9

Spellbinding.

Spellbinding.

10 people found it helpfulMar 25th, 2014
Andre Lopez

So friggin' good I honestly can't remember the details, but I can remember that feeling of "I can't believe a wine with this much age can taste this good!"

So friggin' good I honestly can't remember the details, but I can remember that feeling of "I can't believe a wine with this much age can taste this good!"

3 people found it helpfulNov 30th, 2015
Mike Saviage

Dark purple plum skin color from center to the rim’s edge where some scarlet also appears. Opaque. Great fruit forward nose that grabs your attention. Notes of blackberries, ripe plums, violets, tobacco, forest floor and some crushed walnuts. Rich and silky in the mouth. Great balance and texture. Tannins perfectly integrated. Long finish. If a Cal Cab can be seductive, this is it. Still youthful but in a great zone tonight.

Dark purple plum skin color from center to the rim’s edge where some scarlet also appears. Opaque. Great fruit forward nose that grabs your attention. Notes of blackberries, ripe plums, violets, tobacco, forest floor and some crushed walnuts. Rich and silky in the mouth. Great balance and texture. Tannins perfectly integrated. Long finish. If a Cal Cab can be seductive, this is it. Still youthful but in a great zone tonight.

1 person found it helpfulAug 18th, 2018
Steve Graf

So so fresh. W great friends @nopa

So so fresh. W great friends @nopa

1 person found it helpfulMay 17th, 2016
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

9.5

A moment I am again grateful 2 work in wine. Brimming w/youthful boysenberries+suavely structured.

A moment I am again grateful 2 work in wine. Brimming w/youthful boysenberries+suavely structured.

1 person found it helpfulMar 10th, 2015
Colleen Fleming

Sales & Marketing Kelly Fleming Wines

10

This wine rocked my face off.

This wine rocked my face off.

1 person found it helpfulDec 30th, 2013