Let me see if I can help,
Ridge has two wineries - one in the Santa Cruz mountains - at Monte Bello - and one in Sonoma on Lytton Springs.
Monte Bello, Lytton Springs, Geyserville - are all names of the vineyards the wines come from.
They then also name the predominant grape variety in the blend - Cabernet (Monte Bello) and Zinfandel for the others.
The team has a number of very senior winemakers who are dedicated to certain regions or wines to ensure the focus needed for really high quality across their range - which though their cellar in the states is very large. However they really focus on around 6 key wines for export.
The price of Monte Bello has crept up quite quickly over the last few years, mainly due to lower yields and higher demand, however I truly believe that it still offers exceptional value and competes at its price.
When looked at in context of the “super Napa Icon cabernets” it even looks like a bargain!
Hope that answered some of your questions