To celebrate their 60th anniversary in 2022, Ridge Vineyards hosted a landmark tasting of 20 vintages of Monte Bello, which comprehensively demonstrated the longevity and balance for which Monte Bello is renowned. As the youngest wine on show, the 2019 Monte Bello showed delightful youthful fruit, concentration and complexity.
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 liquorice on the long finish
One of the best-loved names (and most distinctive labels) in wine, Ridge has achieved the rare distinction of iconic status not just domestically, in the US, but around the world wherever fine wine is consumed. This is thanks to the thoughtful and consistent application of simple principles; carefully chosen, mature vineyards farmed with great care; minimum intervention winemaking; production decisions guided by continual blind tasting and total transparency through ingredient labelling. Through pursuit of quality on its own unwavering terms, Ridge has become immune to the whims of fashion, and joined the ranks of the timeless classics.