34 Ratings
Ridge Monte Bello

Wine Details

Winemaker's Notes

Saturated medium ruby to the rim. Multidimensional, intensely spicy nose combines black plum, black cherry, black raspberry, chocolate mint, coffee and cedar. Fat, thick, dense and impressively deep; ...

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 2007 Vintage) Rating: 92+/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/22/2011
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 94+/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/22/2010
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 1999 Vintage) 72% Cabernet Sauvignon; 25% Merlot; 2% Cabernet Franc; 1% Petit Verdot. The better half of the grapes picked on Monte Bello Ridge has gone into this very special wine. Its aromas are a rich and enticing blend of currant, root beer, black cherries and caramelized vanilla beans with complexing notes of sweet spice and toast. Medium-full in body and balanced by firming acids, the wine is elegant and layered on the palate with a firm acidy edge in the finish. Still, it is a wholly lovely bottling tha...
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator