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2006 Ridge Santa Cruz Mountains Estate
Red Bordeaux Blend
- San Francisco Bay
- Santa Cruz Mountains
Community Tasting Notes 112
Delli Likes this wine: (92 points)
October 14, 2016 - First bottle in four years and this has aged beautifully. Purple and opaque with an narrow translucent edge. Nose is very fruit forward for a ten year old wine. The nose is less floral, has some sour cherries with mild spice and vanilla that contributes to enveloping nose. Pallate adds sour cherries and tobacco and mild lingering acidity on the finish that is paired with minerality and cherries. Great value. 5+13+16+8=92
August 23, 2016 - the tannins have softened and red fruits interlaced with spice and leather are prominent. this was really singing.
vinodolphin Likes this wine: (93 points)
December 12, 2015 - I guess I shouldn't have been surprised but this was the hit of the evening. Son in Law kept coming back.
GalvezGuy Likes this wine: (92 points)
November 19, 2015 - This is probably at peak. Great nose of black cherry, pie cherry, spicy oak, plum, and dark berries. On the palate, full of flavor but without weight, red plum, black cherry, spice, blackberry, and hints of tobacco. Nice balanced finish with some decent grip. Great with food. 13.7 alcohol. At $25, this was a great bargain.
SumCellar Likes this wine: (90 points)
November 8, 2015 - Cork disintegrated as it was removed from the bottle, but the wine was fine. Decanted for 2.5 hours. Medium reddish purple. Unremarkable aroma. Tannins are mellow, fruit moderate and dry. The wine has a disappointing quick finish.
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By Jancis Robinson, MW
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By Richard Jennings
12/23/2012 (link) 93 points
(Ridge Santa Cruz Mountains Estate) Very dark ruby color; mocha, toasty American oak nose; appealing, rich, ripe black currant, blackberry, loam palate with good acidity and balance; medium-plus finish (56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot)
- Vintage 2006
- Type Red
- Producer Ridge
- Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
- Designation Santa Cruz Mountains Estate
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion San Francisco Bay
- Appellation Santa Cruz Mountains
- UPC Code 744442279005
- Pending Delivery 4 (0%)
- In Cellars 743 (56%)
- Consumed 585 (44%)
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