August 14, 2015 3:54 PM
In 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]
July 31, 2015 10:00 AM
On 31 July 2015, Vinous published fourteen 90+ reviews by Antonio Galloni including our Spring 2015 releases, as well as the upcoming Fall 2015 release and beyond:
2014 Monte Bello: 94-97 pts. (unreleased barrel sample, Fall 2017 domestic relea... [More]
July 29, 2015 4:16 PM
A 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:
July 9, 2015 9:52 AM
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]
May 26, 2015 10:51 AM
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]
March 24, 2015 2:19 PM
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]
March 18, 2015 2:44 PM
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]
January 5, 2015 2:51 PM
In 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]
December 16, 2014 11:49 AM
In 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]
December 11, 2014 12:17 PM
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]