Red

2002 Ridge Monte Bello

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
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Community Tasting Notes 115

  • Gurtcheff wrote: 97 points

    November 22, 2019 - Still very youthful and vibrant, and required several hours of decanting to fully resolve and integrate. Terrific structure with well balanced acid and soft, elegant fruit. A near perfect example of rare, cool-climate domestic CS.

  • Vinomnivore Likes this wine: 93 points

    October 29, 2019 - I think this needs more time or more time in a decanter than I gave it. Decanted and consumed over 3 - 4 hours. Nose is very inviting but the palate still feels a bit disjointed.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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 19 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,948 (74%)
  • Consumed 650 (25%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

grilled peppers with goat cheese, grilled steak

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