News From Ridge Vineyards

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]

A trio of 91 point scores from California Grapevine ring in 2015

January 5, 2015 2:51 PM
A trio of 91 point scores from California Grapevine ring in 2015In 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]

Ridge Vineyards in the Aspen Times

December 16, 2014 11:49 AM
Ridge Vineyards in the Aspen TimesIn 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]

Best of the Best: Ridge Monte Bello and Merlot Estate (QRW)

December 11, 2014 12:17 PM
Best of the Best: Ridge Monte Bello and Merlot Estate (QRW)Online magazine Quarterly Review of Wines published their 32nd Annual Best of the Best awards and the Ridge 2011 Monte Bello was a Five-Star Winner for California Cabernet Sauvignon. "Big, deep, rich, power-packed, black fruit and smoky oak fla... [More]

Ridge: Top 100 Winery and Wine & Spirits Hall of Fame member

November 4, 2014 3:00 PM
Ridge: Top 100 Winery and Wine & Spirits Hall of Fame memberRidge: A Top 100 Winery and a Member of the Wine & Spirits Hall of Fame Superstar Performer 17-time Award Winner of the Top 100 Wineries of the Year A winner in fifteen of the last sixteen years One of the world's greatest wineries Top Scoring ... [More]

Vinography highlights Ridge in Santa Cruz Mountains cabernet profile

October 24, 2014 11:45 AM
Vinography highlights Ridge in Santa Cruz Mountains cabernet profileOn 23 October 2014, Alder Yarrow at Vinography.com published "Bay Area Bordeaux: Tasting Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernets" and highlights our winery: "Ridge's Montebello bottling long ago put to rest any questions about that grape's potential in the r... [More]

A pair of 94 point scores from International Wine Report

October 14, 2014 2:19 PM
A pair of 94 point scores from International Wine ReportBoth our 2011 Monte Bello red blend and 2011 Monte Bello Chardonnay received wonderful reviews and 94 point scores from Joe D'Angelo at the International Wine Report. Ridge 2011 Monte Bello Online review (September 2014) Wine info: consumer | trade ... [More]

Fall 2014 wholesale releases now shipping

September 1, 2014 11:05 AM
Fall 2014 wholesale releases now shippingRidge Fall 2014 wholesale releases - AVAILABLE NOW 2011 Monte Bello 2012 Lytton Springs 2012 Lytton Estate Petite Sirah 2012 Pagani Ranch Zinfandel For more information about the Fall 2014 wholesale release (backgrounders, pre-sell sheets, etc.), c... [More]

Executive Wine Seminars: 1994 Monte Bello receives 92 points

May 22, 2014 10:04 AM
Executive Wine Seminars: 1994 Monte Bello receives 92 pointsThe Executive Wine Seminar recently conducted a retrospective tasting of 1994 California Cabernets and the Ridge 1994 Monte Bello received 92 points. "Fairly deep color.  Restrained aromatics force us to pay close attention. What we do get is a... [More]