Monte Bello Ranks #6 in Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2022

Wine Enthusiast

November 2022

Ridge wines are renowned as some of the most age-worthy in California. We often open bottles from the 1960s and 1970s that remain full of life. We’re pleased to share that Wine Enthusiast confirms this notion by placing our 2019 Monte Bello as #6 on their Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2022.

“To be considered for this honor, the wines must have been among the top-rated of those identified already as ageable Cellar Selections by our team of reviewers during the blind tastings they conducted throughout the past 12 months.”

2019 Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon

2019 Monte Bello

96 Points | Santa Cruz Mountains AVA

Rich and smoky on the nose, this famed estate Cabernet Sauvignon, which is enhanced with 9% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, offers aromas of roasted plum, mesquite, sandalwood and frankincense on the nose. Impressively polished tannins consume the palate, where roasted berry, black plum and toasted coffee flavors linger long. Drink now–2039.

—Matt Kettmann

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