Monte Bello one of California’s Top 10 Collectible Wines

Wine Enthusiast

November 2019

“Anyone who has uncorked a carefully stored 20-year-old Dominus or 30-year-old Ridge Monte Bello knows that California wine can age well. The bouquet is fascinating and evolved, the palate retains some freshness, and the mouthfeel has turned silky—just what’s supposed to happen as a great wine matures.”

Wine Enthusiast’s recent feature on California’s most collectible wines discusses the recent global surge in interest for California’s most age-worthy and actively traded wines:

“now is an ideal time to collect the crème de la crème of California wines, those with proven ability to improve over time in both enjoyment and worth.”

Ridge Monte Bello has the longest track record of California’s top collectibles, and it’s the only one made outside Napa Valley. The firmly structured, intricate and famously long-aging wine grows on Ridge Vineyard’s home property situated between 1,300 and 2,700 feet above sea level, where it sits above the high-tech campuses of Silicon Valley and catches cool breezes from the Pacific. The 2016 was made from 72% Cabernet Sauvignon blended with Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.”

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