2016 Monte Bello makes Wine Spectator Insider’s “Hot List”

Wine Spectator Insider

October, 2019

Wine Spectator Insider’s newest issue includes 2016 Monte Bello as the only American wine on their current “Hot List.”

These are the most exciting discoveries from our editors’ most recent tastings, published exclusively in Wine Spectator Insider. They are high-scoring wines from around the world that may be difficult to find, but are worth seeking out.

RIDGE Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains 2016 – 96 Points

…singed apple wood and cedar around a core of dark currant, fig and blackberry reduction notes. A racy iron streak and riveting acidity drive the finish, which is loaded with bay leaf, violet, sage, charcoal and tobacco details. Expands steadily in the glass with air… – J.M.

2016 Monte Bello


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