Red

2014 Ridge Monte Bello

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
Drink between 2024 - 2039 (Edit)
CT93.6 80 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 72

  • azscot wrote: 93 points

    August 14, 2021 - Bottle 2 of 6. Last year was too early. This year should have decanted for longer than 2 hrs. Really nice wine with lots of black fruit, leather, some herbs coming through and a touch of licorice.

    Approachable now but needs at least 2-3 years to reach its apex

    2 people found this helpful Comments (1)
  • VinCA wrote:

    August 1, 2021 - Classic Monte Bello. Lots of cassis, great structure - tannins softening and integrating nicely. Soft acid background. A very well balanced wine with medium-long finish.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Ruthk603 Likes this wine: 94 points

    July 17, 2021 - Delicious. Was expecting it to be a little young. But was pleasantly surprised, very well rounded today.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Brian of Mull Likes this wine: 96 points

    July 4, 2021 - It’s July 4th so I wanted a great American Wine. I choose my favorite which is Monte Bello. This is my 2nd bottle of my case. Opened for 2 hours. Color is deep and opaque Ruby. On the nose: Cassis, plum, kirsch and leather. On the palate: Cassis, violets, plums, some forest floor, tart cherry and kirsch on the finish. Very elegant mouthfeel. Just world class wine. Fabulous effort.

    5 people found this helpful Comment
  • unrelenting wrote: 96 points

    July 3, 2021 - After over 15 vintages, I gave up my subscription last year and, after this wine, I’m starting to rethink my decision. One of my favorite. Round with good structure and long finish. Typical medium body

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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Decanter

  • By Ronan Sayburn MS
    Collectible California tasting 2018, 9/20/2018 (link)

    (Ridge Vineyards, Monte Bello, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains, California, USA, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

JebDunnuck.com

  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Brilliance From Sonoma, 6/5/2018 (link)

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

JancisRobinson.com

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

    (Ridge, Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Decanter

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

    (Ridge Vineyards, Monte Bello, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains, California, USA, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

JebDunnuck.com

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

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

Vinous

  • 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.

Decanter

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

    (Ridge Vineyards, Monte Bello, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains, California, USA, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Brilliance in the Santa Cruz Mountains (Jul 2016), 7/1/2016 (link)

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

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

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

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

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

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    2/25/2015 (link)

    (Ridge, Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains Red) Subscribe to see review text.

RJonWine.com

  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 229 (3%)
  • In Cellars 7,088 (87%)
  • Consumed 812 (10%)

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