Monte Bello Earns 99 Points and Top 100 Rank

November 2022

We’re pleased to share that James Suckling has scored our 2019 Monte Bello and listed the wine as #45 on his Top 100 Wines of the World for 2022. Suckling includes Monte Bello on this list with an impressive 99-point score.

“This year’s list of Top 100 Wines of the World reflects the best wines we tasted in 2022, yet it also highlights outstanding regions, vintages and producers we found over the last 12 months.”

2019 Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon

2019 Monte Bello

99 Points | Santa Cruz Mountains AVA

“This is a very powerful Monte Bello with currants and blackberry, black licorice and smoked meat. Mint. Some sesame seed, too. It’s full-bodied with incredible darkness and saltiness like volcanic salt. Umami. Grilled seaweed. Flavorful and captivating. It goes on for minutes. Try after 2025, but this may age forever.”

—James Suckling

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