Red

2007 Ridge Monte Bello

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
Drink between 2016 - 2033 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 177

  • mchern02 wrote: 94 points

    October 8, 2019 - Elegant, sophisticated and full of finesse and power. Nice acidity and backbone and excellent finish.

    Drinks well now and has a nice long life ahead of it

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • rosenst1 wrote: 93 points

    September 14, 2019 - PnP as expect to drink over a few nights. Medium dark red with slight lightening at the edge. Initially intense nose of spice, camphor, a bit funky, then intense oak and fruit. This smoothes out after a few minutes. On the palate good intensity but more on the elegant side, with more air the tannins, which are not at all rough, make themselves felt, but finish is very long. Quite complex and very good but not sure it will be great. Will hold last bottle til 2024. Over the next couple of nights this got better and better as the tannins softened and the fruit became more dominant. Definitively worth waiting til 2027 for.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Rezy13 Likes this wine:

    September 3, 2019 - Domestic Only- Tuesday Night Double Blind $40+ (Bin 75 Alpharetta, GA): Darker core with lighter garnet rim; strong and luxurious oak with Cabernet notes, some herb, licorice, stewed plum and earth notes, dense Cab, fine plush tannins, dark fruit showing good power, nice acid, earth, mushroom, oak less prominent on the palate, sweet finish, leather, complex, aged really well with more life ahead of it, very Bordeaux like.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • JS199 wrote: 94 points

    August 2, 2019 - Decanted a .375 for 30 minutes. Still young but so elegant and sophisticated.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • richshoes Likes this wine: 96 points

    July 5, 2019 - A little young and uneven on first day without decanting. Nice on second day—pencil lead, graphite, blackberries, black currant and some plum and acidity...

    4 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Santa Cruz Mountains – The Gorgeous 2016s (Aug 2018), 8/1/2018 (link)

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

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Vintage Retrospective: The 2007 Napa Valley Cabernets (May 2017), 5/17/2017 (link)

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

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    9/15/2011 (link)

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

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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2011, Issue #33, Recently Tasted California Wines The Search for Traditionalists Turns Up A Crowd

    (Cabernet Sauvignon “Monte Bello”- Ridge Vineyards) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Linda Murphy
    12/8/2010 (link)

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

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2010, IWC Issue #153 (link)

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

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/2/2010 (link)

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

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  • By Richard Jennings
    5/21/2011 (link) 95 points

    (Ridge Monte Bello) Very dark red violet color; elegant, plum, cedar nose; tasty, poised, tart plum, cassis, cedar palate with structure and elegance; needs 8-plus years; long finish (79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc)

  • By Richard Jennings
    6/20/2010 (link) 95 points

    (Ridge Monte Bello) Very dark red violet color; tart blackberry, black plum, black fruit, charcoal nose; tart black fruit, tart blackberry, black plum, herbs palate, balanced and structured; medium-plus finish 95+ pts. (decanted for 4 hours; 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc)

  • By Richard Jennings
    3/7/2010 (link) 94 points

    (Ridge Monte Bello) Very dark red violet color; gorgeous blackberry, cassis, berry, black plum nose; tight but gorgeous, elegant, black fruit, berry, cassis, mineral, tart plum palate, balanced and well structured; long finish 94+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    3/9/2008 (link) 92 points

    (Ridge Monte Bello) Barrel sample - nice cassis, plum and cedar nose; very nice berry, boysenberry, cassis palate with mint and sage, fruit forward; medium-plus finish 92-95 pts. (assemblage 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 12% Petit Verdot)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • 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 086891077437, 185983000046, 4714127538976, 500000001767, 669576019931, 744442101009, 744442121007, 744442279012

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 174 (3%)
  • In Cellars 5,359 (78%)
  • Consumed 1,350 (20%)

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Community Recommendations

Beef Tenderloin, roast carrot, whipped parnsips

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97% Like It  77 votes

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