Red

2002 Ridge Monte Bello

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
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Community Tasting Notes 113

  • spendergast Likes this wine: 95 points

    August 9, 2019 - Continues to drink well, notes of raspberry, mocha, nicely balanced with firm tannins. Probably needs more time though.

  • AllRed wrote:

    June 22, 2019 - 4th Saturday group uptown tasting (M&R's): Double blind. Reticent. Tight and closed. Just absolutely shut down and closed. No guess.

    While a generous contribution, it was absolutely mistreated by not being decanted well ahead of the tasting. Unfortunate.

    1 person found this helpful Comments (3)
  • davidspieker wrote: 91 points

    May 18, 2019 - Perfect cork with minimal sediment. Dark red color with minimal signs of age. Musty warm fruit aromas. Dark cherry and earthy raspberry flavors coat the tongue. Silky tanin with some licorice on a lengthy finish.

  • Anonymous wrote:

    April 28, 2019 - Cork was terrible but wine very good. Dark ripe fruits, concentrated, long finish with oak showing but integrate. Drink now. A-

  • CMN wrote: 93 points

    April 18, 2019 - Looks dull and plum colored in the glass. Flavors of plum, cassis, tobacco and a hint of vanilla. Medium+ bodied with well integrated tannins. Elegant and in a very nice place now. While this wine should have many more years of good drinking left, I don't see much room for upside. The wine threw off a ton of sediment.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • 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 4714127538976, 744442279012

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 17 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,967 (76%)
  • Consumed 606 (23%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

grilled peppers with goat cheese, grilled steak

Who Likes This Wine

95% Like It  21 votes

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