News From Ridge Vineyards

2012 Monte Bello earns a 96-point score from Decanter

August 14, 2015 3:54 PM
2012 Monte Bello earns a 96-point score from DecanterIn the California 2015 supplement to Decanter magazine's September issue, the 2012 Monte Bello earns a 96 point score and a great review: "Powerful, rich, and very structured and layered, this has wonderfully pure fruit and the highest tannins since... [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]

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]

The Decanter Interview: Paul Draper

October 3, 2013 1:47 PM
The Decanter Interview: Paul DraperOn 27 September 2013, Decanter.com posted the interview of Ridge winemaker Paul Draper by Jeannie Cho Lee MW originally published in the July 2013 issue. A brief excerpt follows: "In March this year, Draper was named the 2013 Winemakers’ Winem... [More]

Decanter: Paul Draper interview

June 7, 2013 10:00 AM
Decanter: Paul Draper interviewThe July 2013 issue of Decanter magazine has an interview with Ridge winemaker Paul Draper written by Jeannie Cho Lee MW. To read the full interview, locate a hard copy (on newsstands 6 June 2013) or order a back issue from Decanter.com. Update: To r... [More]

Decanter: Ridge Vineyards backs full disclosure on labels

May 13, 2013 11:09 AM
Decanter: Ridge Vineyards backs full disclosure on labelsDecanter magazine reports on the winery's decision to move to voluntary ingredient labeling. "California's Ridge Vineyards has thrown its weight behind full disclosure of ingredients on wine labels, beginning with its 2011 vintage.From its 2011 vint... [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]

Ridge at the Decanter Asia Wine Awards

October 24, 2012 10:00 AM
Ridge at the Decanter Asia Wine AwardsFour of our wines win accolades from the Decanter Asia Wine Awards: 2009 Monte Bello, 2009 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 2010 Estate Chardonnay, 2010 Geyserville. Read more at DecanterChina.com. Wine info: 2009 Monte Bello: consumer info | trade info 2... [More]