Robert Parker Scores Ridge!

 The February 2010 Issue of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate has arrived, and in it is a wealth of commentary on a large portfolio of Ridge wines. And might I say, we fared rather well! Here are the scores:

  2003 Ridge Monte Bello 95+
  2004 Ridge Monte Bello 91
  2005 Ridge Monte Bello 97+
  2006 Ridge Monte Bello 94+
  2007 Ridge Monte Bello 92
  2008 Ridge Monte Bello (94-96)
  2005 Ridge Santa Cruz Mtns Estate Proprietary Red 92
  2006 Ridge Santa Cruz Mtns Estate Proprietary Red 91
  2007 Ridge Santa Cruz Mtns Estate Proprietary Red 88
  2007 Ridge Geyserville Proprietary Red Wine 91
  2008 Ridge Geyserville Proprietary Red Wine (90-92)
  2007 Ridge Lytton Springs Proprietary Red Wine 92
  2008 Ridge Lytton Springs Proprietary Red Wine (91-93)
  2007 Ridge Zinfandel East Bench 90+
  2008 Ridge Zinfandel East Bench (90-92)

 

97 points for the 2005 Monte Bello! Wow … And overall, that’s an average score of about 92 points. Not so very bad at all!

And for those of you who might be in the area this weekend, please note that we will be pouring the 2007 Lytton Springs (“It is a fuller-bodied, richer wine with beautiful texture, purity, and length”) and the 2007 Geyserville (“Medium to full-bodied, elegant, and pure”) in the Monte Bello Tasting Room, as well as the 2006 Santa Cruz Mountains Estate (“An attractive, round, rich, full-bodied mouthfeel, sweet tannin, and a long finish”), and should you wish to step up to our Monte Bello Tasting Flight, the 2006 Monte Bello! (“Well-balanced, dense, pure, layered, and rich”). That’s a 92 point flight right there …

AND, for those of you who are Monte Bello Collector Members who are planning to attend our member event this weekend, you’ll be tasting your newly-arrived 2007 Monte Bello! (And don’t forget the very special pre-release opportunity on the 2007 Santa Cruz Mountains Estate!)

Cheers to all, and a hearty toast to all at Mr. Parker’s publication for their kind words about our wines! And I would especially like to raise a glass to everyone on the production team here at Ridge; you make brilliant wines, and it’s wonderful to see the world responding with such positivity! Cheers! Cheers! Cheers!



Categories: Bordeaux varietals, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lytton, Merlot, Monte Bello, Paul Draper, Press Reviews, Tasting Flights, Tasting Notes, Tasting Rooms, Varietals & Blends, Viticultural Salmagundi, Wine Blogs, Zinfandel

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2 replies

  1. Mr. P is coming to the party a bit late, for some reason, and only telling everyone what we already know – the 2005 MB is an amazing wine!

    Personally, I liked that he stayed away from Ridge — no need to mess with the pricing of the best winery in Cali.

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