2009 Ridge Merlot Torre Ranch Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains


  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
Drink between 2014 - 2022 (Edit)
CT91.7 24 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 16

  • Renzloh Likes this wine: 91 points

    July 4, 2018 - Drank over 4 hours. Definitely opened up and improved greatly. Many layers of fruit and earthiness. Cork practically disintegrated and the wine had a lot of sediment. But excellent over all.

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  • Vinomnivore wrote: 90 points

    June 29, 2018 - Consumed a bottle 6 months ago that was thin and disjointed. Drinkable but a poor value. Last nights bottle was entirely different, lovely depth of fruit some layers of tobacco and earth, enough tannin to give it some texture. Both bottles were purchased from the winery in December. Based on other notes here, I think the thin bottle was the outlier and that this is a good wine.

  • bjschmitt Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 22, 2017 - Served with grilled beef tenderloin, corn on the cob, and caprese salad.
    Crimson/ruby, with a come hither look to it. Good color to the rim.
    Lovely fruit on nose, dark cherry, raspberry, plum.
    Dry, acid/fruit/tannin in smooth balance. Good finish.
    Drinking nicely right now but will hold for some time.

  • Eric Guido Likes this wine: 93 points

    March 25, 2017 - The nose was layered with a mix of black raspberry, strawberry and blueberry skins, followed by mint leaf, stone dust and graphite. On the palate, silky textures ushered in mineral-laden blue and black fruits with sweet herbs and juicy acidity, in a savory and mouthwatering performance. The finish was long, with fine tannin still present, yet enough mineral-infused acidity to add liveliness and verve. Dark fruits lingered, as well as hints of lavender and mint.

  • rhialto wrote: 92 points

    December 12, 2016 - Brilliant. Really great value wine. Cleansing and purifying. Especially around the holiday perhaps. It could be this wine is on a mission from god. Highly recommended.

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    California's Central Coast: Better than Ever (Aug 2012) (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Ridge
  • Varietal Merlot
  • Designation Torre Ranch
  • Vineyard Monte Bello
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion San Francisco Bay
  • Appellation Santa Cruz Mountains
  • UPC Code 744442131006

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 153 (55%)
  • Consumed 125 (45%)

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