July 24, 2013 1:00 PM
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]
July 11, 2013 10:00 AM
Writing 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:
July 2, 2013 10:28 AM
In 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]
May 10, 2013 10:42 AM
The 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]
March 25, 2013 9:46 AM
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]
December 3, 2012 11:30 AM
95 points (***) from the December 2012 issue of Connoisseur's Guide for our 2009 Monte Bello!
"Ridge has quietly been making world-class Cabernets for some forty years and, from the beginning, they have been balanced wines that have emphasized beauty... [More]
December 3, 2012 11:00 AM
Our 2009 Monte Bello is one of the San Francisco Chronicle's Top 100 Wines of the West.
"Quite simply, one of the best California Cabernet-based wines I've ever had." -Jon Bonné
Read article at SFGate.com
Wine info: consumer | trade
November 14, 2012 2:45 PM
Five of our wines garnered 90+ point scores in the November-December 2012 issue of Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, including 96 points for the 2009 Monte Bello.
2009 Monte Bello (96 pts.) info: consumer | trade
2009 Estate Merlot (91 pts... [More]
November 13, 2012 1:52 PM
With a 95-point score, our 2009 Estate Cabernet is one of the Top 100 Cellar Selections from Wine Enthusiast magazine (December 2012 issue).
Read article and view the PDF list at winemag.com
Wine info: consumer | trade
October 16, 2012 9:10 AM
From the upcoming November 15, 2012 issue, a 95-point review from James Laube:
"Taut and structured, with cedar-laced currant, dark berry and dried berry notes joining a mix of minerally fresh earth and tobacco flavors, offering a wide range of tight... [More]