Red

2017 Ridge Monte Bello

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
Drink between 2026 - 2044 (Edit)
CT93.5 23 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 23

  • Wine_lvr wrote: 96 points

    November 28, 2021 - Stunning. Legend in the making

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • domco wrote:

    October 31, 2021 - Decanted for 3-4 hours and it was open for business. Everything you could want… lots of great fruit, a little vanilla and cedar, some floral notes, well balanced and smooth. Fantastic.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • scorbett Likes this wine:

    October 28, 2021 - Ethereal, wonderfully balanced wine. Clean black and blue fruit, with a spice note that all of us found hard to place, but the closest we could get was paprika mixed with menthol.

    Was worried about the smokey vintage but could not detect any taint here at all (whew!).

    4 people found this helpful Comments (3)
  • Baxterna Likes this wine: 100 points

    October 3, 2021 - Drank it early due to evidence of a cork leak. This wine is amazing. An hour in the decanter and this wine is simply incredible. I’m so excited to let this age for a few years and try it again. So much berry and dark fruit. It is delicious and incredible.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • christ80 wrote: 92 points

    July 29, 2021 - Great potential and already enjoyable. But, Montebellos are made for aging in the cellar, and I think my next drinking of this vintage will be in 5 years. Even after decanting, it's still tighter due to its youth.

    4 people found this helpful Comments (5)
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  • By James Suckling
    3/9/2021 (link)

    (Ridge Vineyards Santa Cruz Mountains Monte Bello, United States) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Santa Cruz Mountains: Wines of Breathtaking Pedigree (Sep 2020), 9/20/2020 (link)

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    9/10/2020 (link)

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Up From The Cellar No. 11 & Misc New Releases, 8/29/2020 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Exploring the Santa Cruz Mountains (Oct 2019), 10/1/2019 (link)

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

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    Santa Cruz Mountains and the Santa Lucia Highlands, 2/14/2019 (link)

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    Ridge 2017 Monte Bello En Primeur (Mar 2018), 3/18/2018 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2017
  • Type Red
  • Producer Ridge
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Monte Bello
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Santa Cruz Mountains
  • Appellation Santa Cruz Mountains
  • UPC Codes 400006308061, 4714127538976, 7070292960439, 744442301003

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 346 (5%)
  • In Cellars 6,579 (91%)
  • Consumed 284 (4%)

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