Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.561 ratings
9.513 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
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.6

Stunning. Balanced and deep. Way too young but super impressed.

Stunning. Balanced and deep. Way too young but super impressed.

Apr 12th, 2017
Mitzi Inglis

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.3

This is a beautiful wine that should age well for decades. #ridgevineyards

This is a beautiful wine that should age well for decades. #ridgevineyards

Jan 16th, 2017
George Chen

Too young to drink but very much like its brethren!

Too young to drink but very much like its brethren!

Dec 27th, 2016
Joe Paradise

Flavorful, dark, succulent. Its has depth but also restraint. At 13.6% you can feel its power but has perfect balance of ultra refined tannins and soft acidity. Blueberry, cocoa, crushed asphalt and a long finish. Tasted 2013 at their lytton springs estate. If its this good now... Oh the places it will go!

Flavorful, dark, succulent. Its has depth but also restraint. At 13.6% you can feel its power but has perfect balance of ultra refined tannins and soft acidity. Blueberry, cocoa, crushed asphalt and a long finish. Tasted 2013 at their lytton springs estate. If its this good now... Oh the places it will go!

Dec 16th, 2016
Brad Hemmer

Insane!

Insane!

Nov 24th, 2016
WineMascot

2013, PV had some serious influence on the nose currently, give this 20 years!

2013, PV had some serious influence on the nose currently, give this 20 years!

Nov 6th, 2016
Matt Lasater

Baby but so good. Great life ahead of it. Juicy currants and black plums, hints of spiced red fruits, fresh vanilla, spice cake, tobacco leaf, slightly chunky tannins that are persistent and will go the long haul. Love how vibrant it was even though it was wound up.

Baby but so good. Great life ahead of it. Juicy currants and black plums, hints of spiced red fruits, fresh vanilla, spice cake, tobacco leaf, slightly chunky tannins that are persistent and will go the long haul. Love how vibrant it was even though it was wound up.

Sep 1st, 2016
Matt Krueger

Quite a wine. Highest tannin levels in the history of monte bello but still held in check by the concentration. Needs time but going to be killer

Quite a wine. Highest tannin levels in the history of monte bello but still held in check by the concentration. Needs time but going to be killer

Jul 15th, 2016
Lee Lightfoot

This is a brooding beast. Gonna slay in about 15 years.

This is a brooding beast. Gonna slay in about 15 years.

Jun 4th, 2016
Garrett Parker

An amazing year for Ridge Monte Bello.

An amazing year for Ridge Monte Bello.

May 24th, 2020