Ridge VineyardsMonte Bello 2019Product code: 11757
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Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello is a world-renowned Cabernet Sauvignon blend that has been produced in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California for over 60 years. This wine is a true reflection of its terroir, displaying a complex character thanks to the unique microclimate and soil composition of the vineyard. The wine is aged in American oak barrels, which imparts a subtle vanilla and spice flavor to the wine. The result is a full-bodied wine with notes of black fruit, cassis, and a hint of chocolate, with an elegant and long-lasting finish. Monte Bello is a collector's wine that has consistently ranked highly among the world's top Cabernet Sauvignons, earning it a well-deserved reputation as one of California's premier wines.
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.
About the Winery
The story of Ridge Vineyards starts in 1885 with its founder, Osea Perrone. Osea was a doctor by profession. He purchased 180 acres of land at a place close to the top of the Monte Bello Ridge. He worked on the slopes and prepared them to plant vineyards. He used native limestone to construct the winery. At that time, the name of the winery was Monte Bello Winery.
Osea produced his first vintage in 1892 under the same name as Monte Bello. Today, the place is the production factory of Ridge Vineyards. Lying at a beneficial elevation, the winery remains surrounded by an “upper vineyard.” It gets called the Perrone Ranch.
A theologian named William Short purchased the abandoned vineyards and winery located further down the Perrone property in the 1940s. He tidied up the land and planted Cabernet Sauvignon on the parcels. After that, it changed owners several times before finally landing in the hands of four individuals.
In 1959, Charles Rosen, Howard Zeidler, David Bennion, and Charles Rosen purchased the vineyards and the winery. At that time, they were engineers working at Stanford Research Institute. Thus, Ridge Vineyards came to be.
Sustainability is a philosophy and belief that Ridge Vineyards has worked with for ages. The methods implemented in the winery are environmentally-responsible. There, the workers and staff seek to conserve and protect nature and all the natural resources. It entails the safeguarding of wildlife and their habitats.
The vineyards of Ridge Vineyards get built and handled on the concept of sustainability. They do not use any chemicals or synthetic substances in the fields. Instead, the winery utilises natural methods that can enhance and sustain the health of the soil. In addition, they also help remove pests and combat mildew and weeds. Ultimately, they result in higher-quality fruits.