Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1994

Ratings on Delectable

Conrad Green Delectable Pro

Beautifully intense and balanced. Dark red fruit with resolved oak and hints of tobacco, and dried herbs. A gorgeous long finish with tangy blue fruit. Still very vigorous after almost 25 years. Yum.

Beautifully intense and balanced. Dark red fruit with resolved oak and hints of tobacco, and dried herbs. A gorgeous long finish with tangy blue fruit. Still very vigorous after almost 25 years. Yum.

9.5

Mike Saviage Delectable Pro

Dark violet and opaque. Brooding nose with notes of black cherry, plum, spice, dried brush, tobacco leaf and a little cedar. Youthful in the mouth with silky fruit, softened tannins, but still a bit angular. Maybe could still use a few more years on its side but very enjoyable now.

Dark violet and opaque. Brooding nose with notes of black cherry, plum, spice, dried brush, tobacco leaf and a little cedar. Youthful in the mouth with silky fruit, softened tannins, but still a bit angular. Maybe could still use a few more years on its side but very enjoyable now.

9.4

Bill Bender Delectable Pro

To me '91 and '94 surpass '97 as the "best" vintages for north coast Cabernet Sauvignon. From recent tastings I believe that the '91's while they are more tannic....are also holding on to more fruit than the '94's. The Ridge was super strong and showed really well but the fruit is fading slightly. Still a lot of backbone, tertiary flavors and harmony to make it shine.

To me '91 and '94 surpass '97 as the "best" vintages for north coast Cabernet Sauvignon. From recent tastings I believe that the '91's while they are more tannic....are also holding on to more fruit than the '94's. The Ridge was super strong and showed really well but the fruit is fading slightly. Still a lot of backbone, tertiary flavors and harmony to make it shine.

9.3

Mike Saviage Delectable Pro

Deep garnet. Almost opaque. Attractive fragrant nose with notes of roses, plums, red berries, mocha, earth and fresh new leather. It's the total package in the mouth... lots of bright fruit but the acidity and structure still give a little pucker to tell you this wine has a long life in front of it.

Deep garnet. Almost opaque. Attractive fragrant nose with notes of roses, plums, red berries, mocha, earth and fresh new leather. It's the total package in the mouth... lots of bright fruit but the acidity and structure still give a little pucker to tell you this wine has a long life in front of it.

9.4

Mike Saviage Delectable Pro

Part of a 94 Cal Cab horizontal; dark ruby; sweet core of bright fruit in the nose and mouth; notes include cola, eucalyptus, rhubarb; rich, velvet texture; perfect balance; still young and not at its peak, has the most upside of the 4 wines; 94+

Part of a 94 Cal Cab horizontal; dark ruby; sweet core of bright fruit in the nose and mouth; notes include cola, eucalyptus, rhubarb; rich, velvet texture; perfect balance; still young and not at its peak, has the most upside of the 4 wines; 94+

9.4

Barbie Messa Delectable Pro

Never would have guessed this was over 20 years old. Dense and ripe, dark and bright. Damson plum, juicy boysenberry, craisins, fig, red licorice, leather, gravel, dried tobacco, lighted aromatics of dried, crushed lavender and vanilla bean. So lucky to have enjoyed this wine with family and friends.

Never would have guessed this was over 20 years old. Dense and ripe, dark and bright. Damson plum, juicy boysenberry, craisins, fig, red licorice, leather, gravel, dried tobacco, lighted aromatics of dried, crushed lavender and vanilla bean. So lucky to have enjoyed this wine with family and friends.

9.6

Stephen Solaka Delectable Pro

1994 Vintage

1994 Vintage

9.7

Winn Roberton Delectable Pro

My favorite

My favorite

9.7

Scott T Delectable Pro

VP/Senior Wine Specialist Christie's

750ml Pretty mellow, evolved, compared to when I last had it. In balance. Tasted from 2 bottles, same event. Served at private Christie's event

750ml Pretty mellow, evolved, compared to when I last had it. In balance. Tasted from 2 bottles, same event. Served at private Christie's event

8.7

Shannon Hurley Delectable Pro

Tasting Room manager Faustini Wines, Leader wine education classes, Main contributor for the Faustini wines blog, Introductory level for CMS

Great blend! Fig & black licorice. Very well balanced

Great blend! Fig & black licorice. Very well balanced

9.4

Location

  • 300 Massachusetts Ave NE
    Washington D.C., DC 20002

  • Hours:
    Monday - Saturday
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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