100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Santa Cruz Mountains
This big, long-lived wine has less than perfect balance. Therefore most of the harvest was used as the basis for our formerly released nonvintage Cabernets 66/69 and 66/ 71. Clearly, this single-barrel amount of the 66 vintage is strictly for collectors.
Ridge wine is made with an emphasis on quality and naturalness that is rarely attempted. Our grapes are grown in select vineyards (usually identified on the label), where they are left to ripen to peak maturity, often at some loss of quantity. We let the wine settle and age in small barrels, with only rare cellar treatment other than racking. Varieties are not blended unless so indicated on the label. Near Black Mountain on Monte Bello Ridge, our main vineyard is 10 miles south of Palo Alto, 15 miles inland from the ocean, and over 2000 feet in elevation.
See how this and other vintages of Monte Bello are drinking today.
See all food pairing recipes we have created specifically for this wine.See pairings