Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.4150 ratings
9.339 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
Tom Casagrande

Still ridiculously young, but oh so good. Powerful nose has cassis, graphite, cedar, crushed stone. Wow. Very tight in the mouth, but very concentrated, balanced, and long. Check back in 5 years! Only 13.1%!!

Still ridiculously young, but oh so good. Powerful nose has cassis, graphite, cedar, crushed stone. Wow. Very tight in the mouth, but very concentrated, balanced, and long. Check back in 5 years! Only 13.1%!!

Oct 21st, 2018
Jesse Pender

Assistant Winemaker Delicato Family Vineyards

9.2

In killer shape at 11 years old.

In killer shape at 11 years old.

May 24th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

I love Monte Bello. However, the 07 is not quite my favorite but it’s still very good. It’s weak point is it’s mid-palate. It’s hallow. Outside of that, it’s an elegant beautiful wine. Perhaps, the mid-palate sorts it’s self out in time but not now. It’s still early for this wine.

I love Monte Bello. However, the 07 is not quite my favorite but it’s still very good. It’s weak point is it’s mid-palate. It’s hallow. Outside of that, it’s an elegant beautiful wine. Perhaps, the mid-palate sorts it’s self out in time but not now. It’s still early for this wine.

Jan 14th, 2018
Roy Goble

Musty, smoky, but opening up fast.

Musty, smoky, but opening up fast.

Nov 12th, 2017
David L

Baby

Baby

Oct 21st, 2017
Wendy Narby

Perfectly aged, drinking beautifully

Perfectly aged, drinking beautifully

Sep 27th, 2017
Jeff Perlegos

😻

Dec 3rd, 2016
WineMascot

No surprise here, an absolute stunner! Cherry tobacco crush rock... everything you'd expect give this about 15 more years! Yum!

No surprise here, an absolute stunner! Cherry tobacco crush rock... everything you'd expect give this about 15 more years! Yum!

Dec 19th, 2015
Kevin Reyes

Oh Monte Bello ...

Oh Monte Bello ...

May 26th, 2014
Tom Riley

Still youthful, elegant, concentrated, complex. Should only be sold in jereboams. One bottle just not enough. Pure wine delight.

Still youthful, elegant, concentrated, complex. Should only be sold in jereboams. One bottle just not enough. Pure wine delight.

Apr 26th, 2014