Ridge Vineyards

Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.118 ratings
9.62 pro ratings
Santa Cruz Mountains, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, 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
Sipping Fine Wine

Blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot, from Monte Bello Vineyard, deep Ruby with purple edges, aromas of dark berry fruits, sweet spice and toasty oak. On the palate flavors of blackberry, black cherry and ripe blueberry with vanilla, cedar and tobacco. Fine defined tannins, long finish ending with fruit, toasty and earthy notes. Nice!

Blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot, from Monte Bello Vineyard, deep Ruby with purple edges, aromas of dark berry fruits, sweet spice and toasty oak. On the palate flavors of blackberry, black cherry and ripe blueberry with vanilla, cedar and tobacco. Fine defined tannins, long finish ending with fruit, toasty and earthy notes. Nice!

Jan 22nd, 2023
Tom Kobylarz

Classic and powerful rendition of one of Californi's icon Cabernets!

Classic and powerful rendition of one of Californi's icon Cabernets!

Nov 13th, 2022
Shengli Hu

Cigar box, green bell pepper, leather, bacon, red currant, dark cherry, minerality, French oak spices, med+ acidity, elevated tight tannins, full body. 13.8%. Lesser blends than Monte Bello go into Estate. Usually from younger blocks of 25 year old vines.

Cigar box, green bell pepper, leather, bacon, red currant, dark cherry, minerality, French oak spices, med+ acidity, elevated tight tannins, full body. 13.8%. Lesser blends than Monte Bello go into Estate. Usually from younger blocks of 25 year old vines.

Oct 9th, 2022
Carter Snead

Hosting O’s buddies for Sunday lunch. Wine for grownups.

Hosting O’s buddies for Sunday lunch. Wine for grownups.

Sep 10th, 2023
Colleen Tomasello

Great cab!

Great cab!

Apr 15th, 2023
Lauren Young

Graphite on the nose, needs time to open.

Graphite on the nose, needs time to open.

Jul 3rd, 2022
Pablo Sanchez Bosch

Very elegant cab blend (88% cab), combining grapes from several vines in Monte Bello. High tannins and lot of potential to age. Notes of plum and cherry, blackberry and forest floor. After opening the aromas are very strong and consistent, a delicious Cabernet.

Very elegant cab blend (88% cab), combining grapes from several vines in Monte Bello. High tannins and lot of potential to age. Notes of plum and cherry, blackberry and forest floor. After opening the aromas are very strong and consistent, a delicious Cabernet.

Jul 1st, 2022
Andrea Watt

deep and rich with coffee, chocolate, dry oak, and raspberry.

deep and rich with coffee, chocolate, dry oak, and raspberry.

Jun 12th, 2022
Slestyan

Smooth, well balanced

Smooth, well balanced

Apr 1st, 2022
Anurag Bairathi

Anurag had this 7 days ago

Anurag had this 7 days ago

Feb 25th, 2024