Red

2014 Ridge Monte Bello

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
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Community Tasting Notes 53

  • Brian of Mull Likes this wine: 96 points

    March 28, 2020 - Extraordinary wine. Rich dark cherry liquor , cassis and violets. Very smooth with nice finish. Elegance personified.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • tomoem Likes this wine: 94 points

    February 22, 2020 - CBCC "Open that Bottle night" 2020

    The WOTN (2nd time in a row) Thanks to the Dalby's for this. Still youthful nose of violet's some black cherry and a presence of aged wood barrel. A viscous mouthfeel with sharper edged acidity present and ready to provide years and years of potential gain to this monster.

    Mid palette shows chocolate, the emergence of wood, tobacco, an herbal essence with present acidity which hold the tannin in check.
    Finish is more black cherry and leather then chocolate but all pleasantly delivered and the real deal.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • pitcrewstrategist Likes this wine: 95 points

    February 14, 2020 - drank one of my many bottles- valentines day dinner with amazing lobster tail and kobe wagyu beef cooked at home- OMG this wine is awesome. STrangely out of several salts paired well with a smoky BBQ salt-this was simply amazing. Cassis, minerality, deep, changed to berry and nice finish.

    2 people found this helpful Comments (1)
  • cclearningwine wrote: 95 points

    November 2, 2019 - Most beautiful dark holiday ruby color. Lots of deep, rich berry on the nose like black cherry, boysenberry, blueberry. The aromatics and spice continue to open with time. A full bodied cabernet on palette. Tasting notes of berry, faint mushroom and hints of minerality on finish. Balanced and polished. And, likely to get better over time.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • LWI wrote: 93 points

    October 5, 2019 - Promising

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Brilliance From Sonoma, 6/5/2018 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson
    1/29/2018 (link)

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  • By Panel Tasting
    California Cabernet 2014 PT April 2018, 10/10/2017 (link)

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    California, Santa Cruz Mountains: The High Quality, yet Tiny Production 2015s, 8/24/2017 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Santa Cruz Mountains – The 2015s and 2014s (Aug 2017), 8/1/2017 (link)

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

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  • By William Kelley
    2014 California Cabernet Sauvignon & Bordeaux blends, 5/31/2017 (link)

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    Brilliance in the Santa Cruz Mountains (Jul 2016), 7/1/2016 (link)

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    Ridge Monte Bello: Past, Present and Future (Jul 2015), 7/1/2015 (link)

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    Santa Cruz Mountains: Scaling the Heights (Jul 2015), 7/1/2015 (link)

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    2/25/2015 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    3/12/2017 (link) 95 points

    (Ridge Monte Bello) Saturated, very dark red violet color; aromatic, cassis, tart red currant, toast, cedar nose; plush, velvety textured, delicious, cassis, tart red currant, toast, cedar, light green olive palate with good balancing acidity; medium-plus finish (75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot; 13.5% alcohol)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2014
  • Type Red
  • Producer Ridge
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Monte Bello
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion San Francisco Bay
  • Appellation Santa Cruz Mountains
  • UPC Codes 000004375616, 086891077437, 4714127538976, 744442111008, 744442301003

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  • Pending Delivery 247 (3%)
  • In Cellars 6,345 (90%)
  • Consumed 486 (7%)

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