Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.4103 ratings
9.526 pro ratings
Santa Cruz Mountains, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
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Boxer Briefs

Amazing. 07 got all the press as a vintage but for me 06’s are where it’s at. So much more going on underneath the surface, where the 07’s are very showy these are a complex beast. Dense fruit, firm tannins, the oak is fully integrated but provides a solid frame. Wine is incredible and has 20 years on the upswing. Ridge is currently selling these, not cheap but maybe the best wine in America and one of the best in the world

Amazing. 07 got all the press as a vintage but for me 06’s are where it’s at. So much more going on underneath the surface, where the 07’s are very showy these are a complex beast. Dense fruit, firm tannins, the oak is fully integrated but provides a solid frame. Wine is incredible and has 20 years on the upswing. Ridge is currently selling these, not cheap but maybe the best wine in America and one of the best in the world

Jul 7th, 2018
Scott Wren

Velvety smooth. Can taste the 20% Merlot in terms of smoothness. Ripe black fruit but not over the top.

Velvety smooth. Can taste the 20% Merlot in terms of smoothness. Ripe black fruit but not over the top.

Nov 28th, 2016
Steve Matthiasson

Owner/Winemaker Matthiasson Wines

9.8

Minty, but packed with dark fruit; nice firm tannins and sharp acid, but balanced with luscious creaminess...this wine always strikes awe with me at how it can be so many different wines at once, yet so harmonious and complete at the same time.

Minty, but packed with dark fruit; nice firm tannins and sharp acid, but balanced with luscious creaminess...this wine always strikes awe with me at how it can be so many different wines at once, yet so harmonious and complete at the same time.

May 4th, 2015
Jeffrey Birkemeier

Sommelier/Beverage Director Casanova Restaurant

9.6

Magnum

Magnum

Apr 11th, 2015
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.4

Killer, seamless and rich without weight, earth and spice and deep mineral notes.

Killer, seamless and rich without weight, earth and spice and deep mineral notes.

Sep 28th, 2014
Steve Bachmann

Fantastic

Fantastic

Jul 11th, 2014
Mike Jordan (MJ)

Young but had to try.

Young but had to try.

Jun 9th, 2014
Christopher Bates

Master Sommelier, Owner/Winemaker Element Winery

9.7

Baby.

Baby.

May 16th, 2014
Jonathan Honig

Doing the shotgun approach right!

Doing the shotgun approach right!

Jan 22nd, 2014
Charles Schneider

Outstanding vintage of Monte Bello from magnum!

Outstanding vintage of Monte Bello from magnum!

May 23rd, 2013