A Bevy of Great Scores From Vinous Media’s Antonio Galloni

Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

A recent article written by Vinous Media’s Antonio Galloni recounts his annual summer trip to California, which included a visit to Ridge Vineyards that culminated in an avalanche of great scores for our wines.

Brilliance in the Santa Cruz Mountains (Jul 2016) by Antonio Galloni

“This is an absolutely stellar set of wines from Ridge. For starters, Ridge enjoyed what I can only describe as a sensational vintage in 2013, especially for the Bordeaux varieties. The Cabernet Estate and Monte Bello are both exceptional, while a number of wines in the Historic Vineyard series are compelling. Zinfandel fans will find much to like in the 2014s, a vintage that produced super-elegant wines. Of course, the biggest news at Ridge is Paul Draper’s retirement, but then again, that has been in the works for so long that it was hardly a surprise when it was formally announced earlier this summer. As one of the foremost ambassadors of American wine, Draper leaves behind a rich legacy at Ridge going back to 1969 and a team that is more than capable of leading the winery into the next generation.”

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Future releases (2017 and beyond)

  • 2014 Monte Bello: 96 Points (2017 Release)
  • 2015 Monte Bello: (97-100 Points) (2018 Release) Points
  • 2014 York Creek Petite Sirah: 94 Points

Sold out wines

  • 2013 Monte Bello Steep Terraces: 97 Points
  • 2008 Monte Bello Chardonnay: 95 Points
  • 2007 Geyserville: 93 Points
  • 2013 Estate Merlot: 92 Points (shelf talker PDF for trade)
  • 2014 East Bench Zinfandel: 91 Points (shelf talker PDF for trade)
  • 2008 Lytton Springs: 94 Points
  • 2014 Lytton Estate Petite Sirah: 95 Points (shelf talker PDF for trade)
  • 2013 Torre Cabernet Sauvignon: 91 Points
  • 2013 Rousten Cabernet Franc: 90 Points
  • 2013 Monte Bello Chardonnay: 95 Points
  • 2013 Perrone Merlot: 93 Points


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