News From Ridge Vineyards

2010 Monte Bello is one of the Year's Best Cabernets, 96 pts. (Wine & Spirits Magazine)

November 20, 2013 3:23 PM
2010 Monte Bello is one of the Year's Best Cabernets, 96 pts. (Wine & Spirits Magazine)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]

Wine Spectator Featured Winemaker: Paul Draper

October 29, 2013 2:00 PM
Wine Spectator Featured Winemaker: Paul DraperOn 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]

Fall 2013 national releases now shipping

September 1, 2013 9:30 AM
Fall 2013 national releases now shippingFall 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

Vinous Media: Great reviews from Antonio Galloni (July 2013)

July 24, 2013 1:00 PM
Vinous Media: Great reviews from Antonio Galloni (July 2013)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]

Wine Advocate: 2003 Monte Bello receives 94-plus points from Robert Parker

July 2, 2013 10:28 AM
Wine Advocate: 2003 Monte Bello receives 94-plus points from Robert ParkerIn 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]

Decanter Wine Legends: Ridge 1970 Monte Bello

May 10, 2013 10:42 AM
Decanter Wine Legends: Ridge 1970 Monte BelloThe 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]

How to Out-Bordeaux Bordeaux in Silicon Valley (WSJ)

March 25, 2013 9:46 AM
How to Out-Bordeaux Bordeaux in Silicon Valley (WSJ)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]

95 points for 2009 Monte Bello and Winery of the Year (Connoisseur's Guide)

December 3, 2012 11:30 AM
95 points for 2009 Monte Bello and Winery of the Year (Connoisseur's Guide)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]

2009 Monte Bello is one of the Top 100 Wines of the West (SF Chronicle)

December 3, 2012 11:00 AM
2009 Monte Bello is one of the Top 100 Wines of the West (SF Chronicle)Our 2009 Monte Bello is one of the San Francisco Chronicle's Top 100 Wines of the West. "Quite simply, one of the best California Cabernet-based wines I've ever had." -Jon Bonné Read article at SFGate.com Wine info: consumer | trade

Great scores from International Wine Cellar - 96 points for 2009 Monte Bello

November 14, 2012 2:45 PM
Great scores from International Wine Cellar - 96 points for 2009 Monte BelloFive of our wines garnered 90+ point scores in the November-December 2012 issue of Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, including 96 points for the 2009 Monte Bello. 2009 Monte Bello (96 pts.) info: consumer | trade 2009 Estate Merlot (91 pts... [More]