Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.47 ratings
9.73 pro ratings
Santa Cruz Mountains, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
Top Notes For
Meg Herring

Concentrated. Elegant. Extremely well integrated oak flavors like cedar and clove. Could use quite a few more years but already showing beautifully.

Concentrated. Elegant. Extremely well integrated oak flavors like cedar and clove. Could use quite a few more years but already showing beautifully.

Nov 21st, 2018
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9.8

The 2015 Monte Bello is just as phenomenal in this tasting as it has always been. Explosive and powerful in the glass, with fabulous textural richness, the 2015 has a lot to say. Super-ripe red and purplish berry fruit, rose petal and spice add myriad shades of complexity as this towering Monte Bello shows off its personality and pedigree. Rain during bloom reduced the crop significantly. Moderate temperatures with no heat spikes led to a long, relatively cool growing season. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, September 2018)

The 2015 Monte Bello is just as phenomenal in this tasting as it has always been. Explosive and powerful in the glass, with fabulous textural richness, the 2015 has a lot to say. Super-ripe red and purplish berry fruit, rose petal and spice add myriad shades of complexity as this towering Monte Bello shows off its personality and pedigree. Rain during bloom reduced the crop significantly. Moderate temperatures with no heat spikes led to a long, relatively cool growing season. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, September 2018)

1 person found it helpfulSep 5th, 2018
Michael Ochsner

Bigggg.

Bigggg.

Jan 27th, 2019
Neil Valenzuela

At the premier of Somm 3 with @DLynn Proctor - Nice purple color, aromas of blackberry, star anise, and clove. Flavors of dark fruit, black olive, and moss/forest floor.

At the premier of Somm 3 with @DLynn Proctor - Nice purple color, aromas of blackberry, star anise, and clove. Flavors of dark fruit, black olive, and moss/forest floor.

Oct 26th, 2018
Matthew Sabato

A baby. Long life ahead. Check back in 10-15.

A baby. Long life ahead. Check back in 10-15.

May 21st, 2018
Renato Hoyle

Renato had this 8 months ago

Renato had this 8 months ago

Sep 8th, 2018
Chris Morse

Chris had this 7 months ago

Chris had this 7 months ago

Sep 22nd, 2018