News From Ridge Vineyards

Decanter: 8 exciting California wines worth seeking out - 2010 Monte Bello

March 3, 2014 2:31 PM
Decanter: 8 exciting California wines worth seeking out - 2010 Monte Bello8 exciting California wines worth seeking out The 2010 Monte Bello receives 96 points (19/20) in this panel tasting from Decanter. "If the US had a formal classification of estates or vineyards, such as those in Bordeaux or Burgundy, Ridge would be ... [More]

Decanter: 2010 Estate Cabernet a Top 50 Wine of 2013

January 6, 2014 12:00 PM
Decanter: 2010 Estate Cabernet a Top 50 Wine of 2013Decanter Top 50 Wines of The Year Our Ridge 2010 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is one of Decanter's Top 50 Wines of 2013 with an 18.5/20 point score (95/100). "Great structure and precision, with deep cassis and black cherry fruit, cedar and forest-floo... [More]

Top 100 Wines of 2013 features Ridge 2010 Monte Bello (SF Chronicle)

December 3, 2013 10:26 AM
Top 100 Wines of 2013 features Ridge 2010 Monte Bello (SF Chronicle)On 2 December 2013, the San Francisco Chronicle published their annual list of Top 100 Wines which features the 2010 Monte Bello. "Paul Draper is now the rare vintner opting for full disclosure on cellar work. Here he reveals a smidgen of deacidific... [More]

2010 Monte Bello is one of the Year's Best Cabernets, 96 pts. (Wine & Spirits Magazine)

November 20, 2013 3:23 PM
2010 Monte Bello is one of the Year's Best Cabernets, 96 pts. (Wine & Spirits Magazine)The Ridge 2010 Monte Bello receives a 96-point score and is one of the Year's Best Cabernets in the December 2013 issue of Wine & Spirits magazine. The full review follows: "Eric Baugher and Paul Draper select this wine from 58 acres at Monte Be... [More]

93 points for 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate in Wine & Spirits (August 2013)

August 20, 2013 12:00 PM
93 points for 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate in Wine & Spirits (August 2013)Our 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate garners 93 points and a wonderful review in the August 2013 issue of Wine & Spirits magazine. Full review follows: "Scents of lemon, vanilla and salt air rush through this young chardonnay, a cool mountain wine... [More]

Vinous Media: Great reviews from Antonio Galloni (July 2013)

July 24, 2013 1:00 PM
Vinous Media: Great reviews from Antonio Galloni (July 2013)An eye-popping nineteen great reviews (all 90 points or higher) from Vinous Media's Antonio Galloni of our wines, including most of the Spring 2013 releases: 2010 Monte Bello: 97+ pts. Info: consumer | trade 1995 Monte Bello: 97 pts. Info: consumer ... [More]

Washington Times reviews the Ridge Spring 2013 Release

July 11, 2013 10:00 AM
Washington Times reviews the Ridge Spring 2013 ReleaseWriting for the Washington Times, Duane Pemberton has posted a number of reviews of our spring releases, including the nationally distributed Estate Merlot, Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, plus Geyserville, East Bench, and Paso Robles Zinfandels: "Locate... [More]

Wine Advocate: 2003 Monte Bello receives 94-plus points from Robert Parker

July 2, 2013 10:28 AM
Wine Advocate: 2003 Monte Bello receives 94-plus points from Robert ParkerIn Issue 207 (27 June 2013) of the Wine Advocate, Robert Parker does a followup review of our 2003 Monte Bello and gives it 94-plus points. "Out of barrel as well as post-bottling I liked this wine a lot, and it has changed very little from when I l... [More]

Decanter Wine Legends: Ridge 1970 Monte Bello

May 10, 2013 10:42 AM
Decanter Wine Legends: Ridge 1970 Monte BelloThe Ridge 1970 Monte Bello is a Decanter Wine Legend in their March 2013 issue. "Although it was the 1971 that dazzled tasters at Steven Spurrier's celebrated Judgment of Paris tasting in 1976, Draper himself always preferred the 1970. When he was n... [More]

How to Out-Bordeaux Bordeaux in Silicon Valley (WSJ)

March 25, 2013 9:46 AM
How to Out-Bordeaux Bordeaux in Silicon Valley (WSJ)Jay McInerney reports on a recent wine dinner at Restaurant Daniel in NYC, attended by winemaker Paul Draper. Ironically, Ridge Monte Bello, the Cabernet-based wine that some of us believe resembles old-school Bordeaux more than most of what's being... [More]