News From Ridge Vineyards

2012 Monte Bello scores 98 points in latest Vinous Media reviews; 1974 vintage a perfect 100

July 29, 2015 4:16 PM
2012 Monte Bello scores 98 points in latest Vinous Media reviews; 1974 vintage a perfect 100A dozen great reviews (all 94 points or higher) from Vinous Media's Antonio Galloni of our wines, including last year (vintage 2011) and this year's Monte Bello (vintage 2012) releases and a perfect 100 point score for the 1974 vintage: 20... [More]

Ridge #2 in The Daily Meal's Top 101 Wineries in America (LA Times)

July 23, 2015 2:56 PM
Ridge #2 in The Daily Meal's Top 101 Wineries in America (LA Times)On 23 July 2015, Los Angeles Times wine writer S. Irene Virbila covers the 101 Best Wineries in America list presented by The Daily Meal. Ridge Vineyards is ranked number 2. Here's an excerpt from The Daily Meal's entry for Ridge: "The esteemed... [More]

2011 Monte Bello scores 95 pts. at Great Cabernets of the World: Decanter tasting

July 9, 2015 9:52 AM
2011 Monte Bello scores 95 pts. at Great Cabernets of the World: Decanter tasting  Ridge 2011 Monte Bello the top wine with a 95 point score On 8 July 2015, Decanter posted an article about a recent masterclass tasting at Decanter's London headquarters. Judgement of Paris organizer Steven Spurrier moderated the June 2015 tas... [More]

Paul Draper Named Top 5 Winemaker in the World (Decanter)

June 16, 2015 10:50 AM
Paul Draper Named Top 5 Winemaker in the World (Decanter)Decanter Magazine has released the results of their winemaker survey. The survey posed a variety of questions to 133 leading winemakers around the world. One of the questions asked was which producers do you most admire. The results were consolidated... [More]

Santa Cruz Mountains - Ridge lists ingredients (Jancis Robinson)

May 26, 2015 10:51 AM
Santa Cruz Mountains - Ridge lists ingredients (Jancis Robinson)On 20 May 2015, Jancis Robinson MW posted an article on her website about Santa Cruz Mountains and Ridge, focusing on the winery's ingredient labeling. "Ridge labels have always been a model of information, a wine geek’s delight printed in the... [More]

Lytton Springs: It's brilliant with a burger (Los Angeles Times)

May 22, 2015 2:36 PM
Lytton Springs: It's brilliant with a burger (Los Angeles Times)In her article from 22 May 2015, Los Angeles Times wine writer S. Irene Virbila features the 2012 Lytton Springs zinfandel as a top pick to pair with a hamburger. "Brambly and earthy, Ridge Lytton Springs Zinfandel keeps changing in the glass. A win... [More]

Three great scores for Ridge Spring Releases (California Grapevine)

May 4, 2015 1:39 PM
Three great scores for Ridge Spring Releases (California Grapevine)In the May 2015 issue of California Grapevine, three of our Spring Release wines received 90+ point scores. Ridge 2013 Paso Robles Zinfandel - "Medium-dark ruby color; attractive, forward, rich, ripe, briary, jammy, dark cherry and black raspberry fr... [More]

Ridge's Monte Bello (Mercury News)

March 24, 2015 2:19 PM
Ridge's Monte Bello (Mercury News)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]

A Thirsty Pilgrim's Trip to Ridge Monte Bello in Cupertino (SF Chronicle)

March 18, 2015 2:44 PM
A Thirsty Pilgrim's Trip to Ridge Monte Bello in Cupertino (SF Chronicle)  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]

Ridge: World’s Most Admired Wine Brands 2015 (Drinks International)

March 10, 2015 11:23 AM
Ridge: World’s Most Admired Wine Brands 2015 (Drinks International)  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]