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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]
December 3, 2013 10:26 AM
On 2 December 2013, the San Francisco Chronicle published their annual list of Top 100 Wines which features the 2010 Monte Bello.
"Paul Draper is now the rare vintner opting for full disclosure on cellar work. Here he reveals a smidgen of deacidific... [More]
November 20, 2013 3:23 PM
The Ridge 2010 Monte Bello receives a 96-point score and is one of the Year's Best Cabernets in the December 2013 issue of Wine & Spirits magazine. The full review follows:
"Eric Baugher and Paul Draper select this wine from 58 acres at Monte Be... [More]
October 29, 2013 2:00 PM
On 29 October 2013, the Wine Spectator published MaryAnn Worobiec's profile of Ridge winemaker Paul Draper who was in New York City for the annual Wine Experience event.
"The respected California winemaker has presided over 44 vintages and was one o... [More]
September 1, 2013 9:30 AM
Fall 2013 Wholesale Releases are here!
To view information on the new fall 2013 wholesale releases, please click here. There are backgrounders, labels, bottle shots, presell sheets, fall newsletter and more!
Info on Fall 2013 releases
July 24, 2013 1:00 PM
An eye-popping nineteen great reviews (all 90 points or higher) from Vinous Media's Antonio Galloni of our wines, including most of the Spring 2013 releases:
2010 Monte Bello: 97+ pts. Info: consumer | trade
1995 Monte Bello: 97 pts. Info: consumer ... [More]
July 2, 2013 10:28 AM
In Issue 207 (27 June 2013) of the Wine Advocate, Robert Parker does a followup review of our 2003 Monte Bello and gives it 94-plus points.
"Out of barrel as well as post-bottling I liked this wine a lot, and it has changed very little from when I l... [More]
May 10, 2013 10:42 AM
The 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]
March 25, 2013 9:46 AM
Jay McInerney reports on a recent wine dinner at Restaurant Daniel in NYC, attended by winemaker Paul Draper.
Ironically, Ridge Monte Bello, the Cabernet-based wine that some of us believe resembles old-school Bordeaux more than most of what's being... [More]
December 3, 2012 11:30 AM
95 points (***) from the December 2012 issue of Connoisseur's Guide for our 2009 Monte Bello!
"Ridge has quietly been making world-class Cabernets for some forty years and, from the beginning, they have been balanced wines that have emphasized beauty... [More]