Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.440 ratings
9.47 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
Mike Saviage

Brought by a friend, PnP. Dark purple tawny. Opaque. Great young fruit nose. Notes of fresh berries.. blueberries, blackberries and a little bing cherry. Plus some cassis, dark chocolate, moist forest floor and some stones and herbs. Young and luscious in the mouth. Palate staining but in no way harsh or over the top. Great balance. Lots of upside to this over the next couple of decades.

Brought by a friend, PnP. Dark purple tawny. Opaque. Great young fruit nose. Notes of fresh berries.. blueberries, blackberries and a little bing cherry. Plus some cassis, dark chocolate, moist forest floor and some stones and herbs. Young and luscious in the mouth. Palate staining but in no way harsh or over the top. Great balance. Lots of upside to this over the next couple of decades.

Jul 11th, 2020
Renato Hoyle

World famous for a reason. Approachable now. Smooth balanced and long

World famous for a reason. Approachable now. Smooth balanced and long

May 17th, 2019
Austin Hohnke

Works every time. So fresh and youthful. 13.5% alc. Always a great pleasure to try a Monte Bello. Didn’t drink enough to admire all the layers, but it’s gonna be a firecracker.

Works every time. So fresh and youthful. 13.5% alc. Always a great pleasure to try a Monte Bello. Didn’t drink enough to admire all the layers, but it’s gonna be a firecracker.

May 29th, 2018
Spencer T. Hess

Tastes weird. Kind of tart and fruity. Very young obviously 14 vintage Monte bello

Tastes weird. Kind of tart and fruity. Very young obviously 14 vintage Monte bello

Oct 10th, 2017
Ryan Carey

Founder Wine Confidential

9.4

It's Monte Bello time

It's Monte Bello time

Sep 4th, 2017
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

9.1

Tannic as hell! Restraint, concentrated, bursting earth and wild flavors. Total baby but still approachable.

Tannic as hell! Restraint, concentrated, bursting earth and wild flavors. Total baby but still approachable.

1 person found it helpfulAug 15th, 2017
Robert McNally

Top 3

Nov 28th, 2019
Miss Harvey

Ridge is perfection

Ridge is perfection

May 4th, 2019
Mike Levin

Super early but lovely start.

Super early but lovely start.

Jul 7th, 2018
Warren Brodine

Just about perfection. Complex but not challenging. A perfect accompaniment to our meal on the patio.

Just about perfection. Complex but not challenging. A perfect accompaniment to our meal on the patio.

Jun 11th, 2018