News From Ridge Vineyards

2012 Monte Bello earns a 96-point score from Decanter

August 14, 2015 3:54 PM
2012 Monte Bello earns a 96-point score from DecanterIn 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]

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 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]

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]

Lytton Springs: It's brilliant with a burger (Los Angeles Times)

May 22, 2015 2:36 PM
Lytton Springs: It's brilliant with a burger (Los Angeles Times)In her article from 22 May 2015, Los Angeles Times wine writer S. Irene Virbila features the 2012 Lytton Springs zinfandel as a top pick to pair with a hamburger. "Brambly and earthy, Ridge Lytton Springs Zinfandel keeps changing in the glass. A win... [More]

Three great scores for Ridge Spring Releases (California Grapevine)

May 4, 2015 1:39 PM
Three great scores for Ridge Spring Releases (California Grapevine)In the May 2015 issue of California Grapevine, three of our Spring Release wines received 90+ point scores. Ridge 2013 Paso Robles Zinfandel - "Medium-dark ruby color; attractive, forward, rich, ripe, briary, jammy, dark cherry and black raspberry fr... [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]

The Red-Wine Blends Trend: More Than Just Flashy Packaging (Wall Street Journal)

March 9, 2015 9:24 AM
The Red-Wine Blends Trend: More Than Just Flashy Packaging (Wall Street Journal)In her weekly wine column (6 March 2015), Wall Street Journal wine writer Lettie Teague highlights the Ridge 2012 Three Valleys as one of the great red blends: "They're friendly, they’re cheap and they’re easy to drink—three very g... [More]