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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Ridge Monte Bello: Past, Present and Future (Jul 2015), 7/1/2015, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Ridge Monte Bello Central Coast) Subscribe to see review text.

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Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Santa Cruz Mountains – A Study in Terroir (Jul 2014), (See more on Vinous...)

    (Ridge Monte Bello Monte Bello) Subscribe to see review text.

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Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Santa Cruz Mountains: California’s Best Kept Secret (Jul 2013), (See more on Vinous...)

    (Ridge Monte Bello Monte Bello) Subscribe to see review text.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    3/15/2015, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 93 points

    (Ridge Monte Bello) Saturated very dark ruby color; appealing, ripe cassis, raspberry puree, cherry puree nose; rich, tight, ripe raspberry puree, cassis palate with sweet tannins and good acidity; needs 5 years; medium-plus finish (64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot; 13.8% alcohol)
  • By Richard Jennings
    5/19/2013, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 96 points

    (Ridge Monte Bello) Final assemblage - opaque purple red violet color; very appealing, cassis, creme de cassis, cedar, pencil lead, ripe black fruit nose; velvety textured already, tight, tart black currant, tart black cherry, pencil lead, violets palate with balance; could use 5-plus years; long finish (62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot; 13.7% alcohol)
  • By Richard Jennings
    3/10/2013, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 94 points

    (Ridge Monte Bello) First assemblage barrel sample - opaque purple red violet color; very appealing, complex, pencil lead, black currant, mulberry nose; rich, tasty, poised, tight, tart black currant, tart berry, pencil lead palate with firm, sweet tannins; needs 7-plus years; medium-plus finish 94-96 points (first assemblage is 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot, 8% Cabernet Franc; 13.7% alcohol; all the Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc was used in this blend)

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