Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.317 ratings
9.34 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
Renato Hoyle

Needs 10 more years

Needs 10 more years

Dec 3rd, 2023
Renato Hoyle

Balanced. Young

Balanced. Young

Nov 23rd, 2023
Lee Pitofsky

Fantastic young MB that really didn’t need much air. American Latour.

Fantastic young MB that really didn’t need much air. American Latour.

Oct 2nd, 2023
Renato Hoyle

Too young but drinkable now. Balanced and very long. Try around 2025.

Too young but drinkable now. Balanced and very long. Try around 2025.

Jan 3rd, 2021
Amit Srivastava

Didn’t get to decant and out of wine fridge .. wine was v tight . Needed a bit of air for sure . Dry and big !

Didn’t get to decant and out of wine fridge .. wine was v tight . Needed a bit of air for sure . Dry and big !

Oct 1st, 2023
Adam Gäfvert

Trots förvarningar poppade jag denna som nog borde legat orörd minst tio år till. Inte helt drickmogen men redan nu ger den en hel del. Riktigt härlig doft. Fyllig, koncentrerad med gamla världen-elegans. Vinbär, blyerts, exotiska kryddor, tobak, kaffe osv. Riktigt lång avslut. Värd att återbesöka, som förvarnat. Värd 1800 kr = inte än på några år.

Trots förvarningar poppade jag denna som nog borde legat orörd minst tio år till. Inte helt drickmogen men redan nu ger den en hel del. Riktigt härlig doft. Fyllig, koncentrerad med gamla världen-elegans. Vinbär, blyerts, exotiska kryddor, tobak, kaffe osv. Riktigt lång avslut. Värd att återbesöka, som förvarnat. Värd 1800 kr = inte än på några år.

Jul 21st, 2021
Byron Hewett

Not MonteBello. Slow O’d for 3 hours. Double decanted an hour before dinner. Terrific wine. Layered and complex. Long. Also enjoyed with Bistecca Fiorentina.

Not MonteBello. Slow O’d for 3 hours. Double decanted an hour before dinner. Terrific wine. Layered and complex. Long. Also enjoyed with Bistecca Fiorentina.

May 29th, 2021
Tom Philbrick

Obviously too young but wanted to try to see where this may go. Classic Santa Cruz Mountains acidity. Needs 6hr decant for nose to give anything at all but then it’s quite nice/classic. . Beautiful snappy fruit and medium body. Raspy tannins at back end but good with food. If you have to drink now, try 12 hr decant. Will check in again in 2027.

Obviously too young but wanted to try to see where this may go. Classic Santa Cruz Mountains acidity. Needs 6hr decant for nose to give anything at all but then it’s quite nice/classic. . Beautiful snappy fruit and medium body. Raspy tannins at back end but good with food. If you have to drink now, try 12 hr decant. Will check in again in 2027.

May 17th, 2020
Alyssa Paige

Purchased at Wallys. High in alcohol and acidity - needs to be decanted. Dark fruits and tobacco on the nose. Juicy, tobacco, vanilla, spices on the palette. Nice tannins and acidity. Long finish.

Purchased at Wallys. High in alcohol and acidity - needs to be decanted. Dark fruits and tobacco on the nose. Juicy, tobacco, vanilla, spices on the palette. Nice tannins and acidity. Long finish.

May 19th, 2021
Justin

Justin had this a year ago

Justin had this a year ago

Dec 24th, 2022