Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.393 ratings
9.414 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
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.5

Wonderfully structured with a powerful backbone paired with classic fruit characteristics and fresh acidity, finishing with a herbaceous twist. This will go daily 20 years.

Wonderfully structured with a powerful backbone paired with classic fruit characteristics and fresh acidity, finishing with a herbaceous twist. This will go daily 20 years.

2 people found it helpfulMar 19th, 2015
Lauren Jenks

Good big Bordeaux style. Great shared with friends

Good big Bordeaux style. Great shared with friends

Jun 11th, 2017
Rebecca Fletcher

Just awesome! Black currant, black cherry, plum, cranberry, rose petal and sweet tobacco. M acid, body. M/m+ round silky tannin. Great structure. Not overly oaked. Fruit lingers 1 minute plus. Lives up to the reputation of a classic wine.

Just awesome! Black currant, black cherry, plum, cranberry, rose petal and sweet tobacco. M acid, body. M/m+ round silky tannin. Great structure. Not overly oaked. Fruit lingers 1 minute plus. Lives up to the reputation of a classic wine.

Aug 2nd, 2016
Jo Florradikal

#montebello dark fruits, spice, dark olives, Rosemary and other cooking herbs, cocoa, roasted coffee

#montebello dark fruits, spice, dark olives, Rosemary and other cooking herbs, cocoa, roasted coffee

Nov 13th, 2015
Riccardo L.

Great wine.

Great wine.

Oct 19th, 2015
Bryan McGinness

Just a day in the life...

Just a day in the life...

Sep 18th, 2015
Robert Parker

Just hinting at the glory to come. If you can get your hands on a large format bottle you'll have a treasure. Don't miss a chance at the 750's either.

Just hinting at the glory to come. If you can get your hands on a large format bottle you'll have a treasure. Don't miss a chance at the 750's either.

Aug 29th, 2015
Rebecca Fletcher

Wow! Black cherry, dark fruit, pepper, exotic spice, floral and even somewhat savory. Tannin and acid in balance. One of the best cabs you can buy especially at only $50 2012 vintage

Wow! Black cherry, dark fruit, pepper, exotic spice, floral and even somewhat savory. Tannin and acid in balance. One of the best cabs you can buy especially at only $50 2012 vintage

Aug 9th, 2015
Martin Redmond

2012 - Just a baby, but gonna be epic

2012 - Just a baby, but gonna be epic

Apr 13th, 2015
Mike Saviage

Ridge Wine Dinner. Dark and heavy ruby. Opaque. Notes of ripe currants, pepper, stone in the nose. Rich and voluptuous in the mouth. Long and lasting finish. Hard to rate because it's so young but it's delicious.

Ridge Wine Dinner. Dark and heavy ruby. Opaque. Notes of ripe currants, pepper, stone in the nose. Rich and voluptuous in the mouth. Long and lasting finish. Hard to rate because it's so young but it's delicious.

Feb 24th, 2017