Wines Cabernet Sauvignon

Wines Cabernet Sauvignon
The history of Ridge Vineyards begins in 1885, when Osea Perrone bought 180 acres near the top of Monte Bello Ridge. He terraced the slopes and planted vineyards; using native limestone, he constructed the Monte Bello Winery, producing the first vintage under that name in 1892.

The rugged terroir in the mountains can be extremely trying, but those who persevere are rewarded with some of California's most celebrated wines. Winemaker Paul Draper and team, one of our Wine Director Tom's favourite Californian producers, are getting it just right.

184 acres of vineyard at Monte Bello, Lytton Springs, Geyserville, and East Bench are certified organic.

The Cabernet Sauvignon Grape

Late ripening so preferring warmer climates, Cabernet Sauvignon is the most-planted grapevine in the world. The offspring of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, this grape variety’s home area is Bordeaux. It produces dark, blackcurranty, long-lived wines, frequently blended with Merlot and one or some of Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Carmenère.

The small grapes are richly pigmented, have thick skins and proportionally large pips. After Bordeaux, California and Italy (one of the Super Tuscan ingredients) are most notable, but the grape is grown virtually everywhere in the wine world.

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  1. Ridge Monte Bello
    Ridge Monte Bello, 2018
    California
    Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
    Early 2021

    From £882.00 per case

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