March 24, 2015 2:19 PM
Mercury News wine writer Laurie Daniel recently tasted several vintages of Monte Bello and had another opportunity at the Relais & Chateaux GourmetFest in Carmel. Here's an excerpt from her article published 23 March 2015:
"Napa Valley has becom... [More]
March 18, 2015 2:44 PM
On 18 March 2015, San Francisco Chronicle wine editor Jon Bonné writes about a recent barrel tasting event he attended. Here's an excerpt of his interview with winemaker Paul Draper:
“You should see if your piece of land, or wher... [More]
March 10, 2015 11:23 AM
Once again in 2015, Ridge is one of the World's Most Admired Wine Brands according to Drinks International. This year, Ridge ranked #7 in the world and is the highest ranked North American winery.
View the full article and list at DrinksInt.c... [More]
March 9, 2015 9:24 AM
In her weekly wine column (6 March 2015), Wall Street Journal wine writer Lettie Teague highlights the Ridge 2012 Three Valleys as one of the great red blends:
"They're friendly, they’re cheap and they’re easy to drink—three very g... [More]
February 25, 2015 10:56 AM
In the March 2015 issue of Food & Wine magazine, Megan Krigbaum writes about wine labels and interviews Paul Draper.
Even as food-labeling laws become more stringent, winemakers face no legal requirements to reveal the ingredients in each bottle... [More]
January 30, 2015 12:10 PM
Canadian news agency CBC's On the Coast's wine columnist Barb Phillips on Ridge:
"Possibly the finest Zinfandel produced, according to Phillips. The Ridge Vineyards Zinfandel offers complexity with a bit of finesse. It's aromatic, floral and ... [More]
January 6, 2015 9:32 AM
The International Wine Report has included our Monte Bello Chardonnay in their top 100 of 2014!
Here is what the International Wine Report had to say about our 2011 Monte Bello Chardonnay:
"The 2011 Monte Bello Chardonnay immediately grabs your atte... [More]
January 5, 2015 3:02 PM
New Year 2015 brings two 91 point zinfandel reviews from Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (January 2015 issue).
Ridge 2012 Lytton Springs - "Although its aromas do not jump from the glass, this carefully made Zin exhibits fine focus and v... [More]
January 5, 2015 2:51 PM
In the January 2015 issue of California Grapevine, three of our wines receive 91 point scores.
Ridge 2011 Monte Bello - "Medium-dark ruby; fragrant, herbal, spicy, dark cherry and blackberry fruit aroma with earthy and mineral notes, and hints of roa... [More]
December 16, 2014 11:49 AM
In the December 4-10, 2014 issue of Aspen Times Weekly, wine writer Kelly J. Hayes profiles the winery in a visit to Monte Bello and tasting with winemaker Eric Baugher.
Here's brief excerpt:
"Perfection is a combination of many disparate elements, ... [More]