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]
November 4, 2014 3:00 PM
Ridge: A Top 100 Winery and a Member of the Wine & Spirits Hall of Fame
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]
October 24, 2014 11:45 AM
On 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]
October 14, 2014 2:19 PM
Both 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
September 1, 2014 11:05 AM
Ridge 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]
May 22, 2014 10:04 AM
The 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]