1978 Monte Bello Ruby Cabernet

1978 Monte Bello Ruby Cabernet

Wine Information

90% Ruby Cabernet, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon




Santa Cruz Mountains

Alcohol By Volume


Vintage Notes

This single acre of Ruby Cabernet, planted at our main vineyard in the late-1940’s, has been kept separate each vintage for the last twenty years. It has consistently produced a wine that has rivaled in quality many of the best Cabernet Sauvignons produced in California. The 1978 vintage has the elegance and character of fine claret. It should be laid down for at least four or five years to develop further. PD (3/80)


Begun in 1959, Ridge was one of the first of today’s chateau-size California wineries, that is, those that attempt only the highest quality at the quantity levels of the classified chateaux (up to 40,000 cases). All the wines are aged in small oak cooperage with the majority receiving no cellar treatment other than racking. Located above Santa Cruz Mountains, our winery and main vineyards overlook San Francisco Bay.

Consumer Tasting Notes

Average Rating: 92

No. of Tasting Notes: 2

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