News From Ridge Vineyards

Avalanche of great scores from Vinous Media, including 95 points for 2013 Lytton Springs

July 31, 2015 10:00 AM
Avalanche of great scores from Vinous Media, including 95 points for 2013 Lytton SpringsOn 31 July 2015, Vinous Media published fourteen 90+ reviews 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 release) 2014 Geys... [More]

2012 Monte Bello scores 98 points in latest Vinous Media reviews; 1974 vintage a perfect 100

July 29, 2015 4:16 PM
2012 Monte Bello scores 98 points in latest Vinous Media reviews; 1974 vintage a perfect 100A 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: 20... [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]

Santa Cruz Mountains - Ridge lists ingredients (Jancis Robinson)

May 26, 2015 10:51 AM
Santa Cruz Mountains - Ridge lists ingredients (Jancis Robinson)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]

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]