2019 Ridge "Monte Bello", Santa Cruz Mountains, Central Coast, California, USA

Complex aromas of blackberry, tobacco, roasted coffee bean and wintergreen. On the palate, concentrated plum layered with well-coated tannins, firm acidity, oak spice and notes of licorice on the long finish. The 2019 wine was given near-perfect reviews, and critics are excited to revisit come 2025 and say it has endless aging potential.

$249.99
$249.99

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ABOUT THIS WINE

82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc
Organically Grown

This single vineyard flagship wine from Ridge is from Monte Bello Vineyard located in the Santa Cruz Mountains, a stand-alone appellation separating the North Coast from the Central Coast, but not a part of either.

Hand-harvested; estate grown Monte Bello Vineyard grapes, organically farmed, destemmed and sorted; fermented on the native yeasts; full malolactic on the naturally occurring bacteria; oak from barrel aging (100% new air-dried oak, 95% American oak, 5% French oak Aging: Seventeen months in barrel).

ABOUT THIS PRODUCER

In 1962, Ridge made its first Monte Bello, and two years later its first zinfandel. Since that time, Ridge has championed single-vineyard winemaking, searching California for those rare and exceptional vineyards where climate, soil, and variety are ideally matched.

Ridge calls their approach to winemaking “pre-industrial.” They believe that for anyone attempting to make fine wine, modern additives and industrial processing limit true quality. Relying on the natural yeast, they let the terroir define the wine and make their winemaking decisions based upon taste, not a recipe. They believe in transparency and as a result, they include a list of ingredients on every wine they make. They are committed to sustainability and organic farming and are the largest grower of organically certified grapes in Sonoma County and the Santa Cruz Mountains appellation.

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Grape(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc
Farming Organic