Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.4126 ratings
9.555 pro ratings
Santa Cruz Mountains, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
Andrew Lohse

Oh man. . . Finesse, intensity, depth, power. Savory herbs, black fruit, earth, mineral. This is singing at 20.

Oh man. . . Finesse, intensity, depth, power. Savory herbs, black fruit, earth, mineral. This is singing at 20.

Nov 6th, 2019
Lee Pitofsky

*didn’t take notes

*didn’t take notes

Mar 12th, 2019
Chris Morgan

Sommelier The Oceanaire Seafood Room

9.4

Chris had this 4 years ago

Chris had this 4 years ago

2 people found it helpfulJan 14th, 2016
Mark W Smith

Sommelier

10

Not a bad start to the night!!

Not a bad start to the night!!

2 people found it helpfulOct 29th, 2014
BurgundyFan

In the Super Bowl evening could not be better, amazing wine, thanks Paul Draper

In the Super Bowl evening could not be better, amazing wine, thanks Paul Draper

1 person found it helpfulFeb 19th, 2017
Michael Sew Hoy

1999 vintage.

1999 vintage.

1 person found it helpfulDec 25th, 2015
Vin Zering

Delicious; black and blue fruits that are subtle, tannin and acid levels are in a balance with fruits. #pauldraper

Delicious; black and blue fruits that are subtle, tannin and acid levels are in a balance with fruits. #pauldraper

1 person found it helpfulSep 28th, 2015
Isaiah Estell

Ya that's the one...1999. Really hard (pointless?) to characterize. Seamless, pure. Very much alive. Joy.

Ya that's the one...1999. Really hard (pointless?) to characterize. Seamless, pure. Very much alive. Joy.

1 person found it helpfulJun 17th, 2015
George Chen

Bigger frame than I expected. Need to lay down more.

Bigger frame than I expected. Need to lay down more.

1 person found it helpfulApr 20th, 2015
Robert Mann

Robert had this 5 years ago

Robert had this 5 years ago

1 person found it helpfulApr 19th, 2015