This Cabernet Sauvignon blend (Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc) is an exceptional wine from the highly esteemed and famous Ridge Vineyards. The Ridge Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Bello is what many consider the Vineyard's finest and one of California's "first growths".
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 94-96
"The sensational 1995 Monte Bello will rival the great 1992 and 1991. It exhibits an opaque purple color, and fabulously ripe, flattering, sweet, jammy black-raspberry and cassis aromas intermingled with new oak, smoke, and earth. This fabulously-extracted, full-bodied, true, prodigious example of mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is softer and more accessible than either the 1994 or 1993. The 1995 is a great Monte Bello in the making. It will easily age for 30+ years."
James Suckling (JS): 97
"Amazing flowers and lavender and blackberries. Love the nose. Tobacco and cigar box. Full-bodied, with firm and round tannins. Then there's rosemary and berry on the finish. Give it time."