2018 Monte Bello Earns 97 points from Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator

August 2021

Just in time for the member release of the 2018 Monte Bello, Wine Spectator features Ridge as an Insider Weekly Hot Wine. Described as a “stunning” cabernet, the 2018 Monte Bello has garnered impressive reviews for its elegance, complexity, and development potential.

2018 Monte Bello | 97 points

“Very expressive, with warmed blueberry compote, menthol, sweet bay, steeped açaí and zesty sassafras notes all in the mix, carried by brambly grip and a cold cast iron spine. Late echo of mesquite completes this remarkably complex and vivid offering. Should be fun to watch this develop in the cellar. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2022 through 2042. From California.”
—James Molesworth, Senior Editor

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