Outstanding Reviews From Antonio Galloni

Vinous Media

October, 2019

Antonio Galloni recently released incredible reviews for some of our library and current release wines.

“Ridge keeps a fairly extensive library of older wines, some of which later become re-releases, which provides a great opportunity to see how some of the flagship wines develop over time. The 2017 Chardonnay Estate is an intriguing pre-cursor to the Monte Bello Chardonnay, which is not released yet. The 2017 Zinfandel and Zinfandel-based wines are all incredibly delicious, with Lytton Springs leading the way. Among the Bordeaux reds, the 2016 Monte Bello is epic, while the 2017 is extremely promising and the 2018 young, but all finesse. The wine I want to call readers’ attention to most, though, is Ridge’s Cabernet Sauvignon Estate, the little brother of Monte Bello, which is also one of the single greatest values in California Cabernet Sauvignon.”

Current Releases

2016 Monte Bello98 Points
2016 Monte Bello Chardonnay
95 Points
2016 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon94 Points
2017 Lytton Springs94 Points
2014 Lytton Estate Syrah94 Points
2017 Pagani Ranch Zinfandel94 Points
2017 Estate Chardonnay94 Points
2017 Lytton Estate Petite Sirah93 Points
2017 Geyserville92+ Points
2016 Estate Merlot92 Points
2017 Paso Robles Zinfandel92 Points
2017 Ponzo Zinfandel92 Points
2018 Grenache Blanc91 Points
2017 East Bench Zinfandel90 Points

Library Wines

2009 Monte Bello96+ Points
2007 Lytton Springs95 Points
2007 Geyserville94 Points
1999 Monte Bello94 Points
1988 Monte Bello90 Points

Visit the individual wine pages linked above to read the full review for each wine within the “Press” section of the page.


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