Red

2004 Ridge Santa Cruz Mountains Estate

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
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Community Tasting Notes 85

  • Anonymous wrote:

    June 4, 2017 - garnet with bricking. muted red fruit, olive, and green pepper in the nose. red fruit, pickle, and pepper. toned down and not projecting much room to mature. i'd drink up.

  • TheWineMonkey wrote: (89 points)

    May 21, 2017 - Colour - ruby/garnet
    On the nose - Plum, Leather, Cedar and Spice.
    Palate - Tannins smooth but still present (medium). The fruit is now beginning to fade a tade, becoming a bit one dimensional. Time to start drinking up.

  • ChezAlice Likes this wine: (87 points)

    April 15, 2017 - I thought the wine was nice, but may be beyond it's peak. Some guests commented it was a bit flat and lacked complexity compared to a typical Ridge wine.

  • weisinc wrote:

    October 30, 2016 - - Garnet color with slow forming legs and aromas of cloves, black currant and blackberry. It's in total harmony and has flavours of mushroom, bacon and fig with a medium/full body. Coarse texture with a medium finish - Decanted for 2 hrs before having with dinner. Excellent after all these years.

  • hackey37 Likes this wine: (91 points)

    October 12, 2016 - Slight haze, garnet color, opaque. Aromas are ripe currants, generous dark berries, sweet tar, stone, coffee, and dark chocolate. Tastes are soy, currants, stone, coffee dark fruit. Nice dry finish with heavy body and sour after tastes.

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Bonus Reviews, 3/8/2008 (link) 89 points

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Vinous

  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2007, IWC Issue #135 (link)

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RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    12/23/2012 (link) 91 points

    (Ridge Santa Cruz Mountains Estate) Bricking dark ruby color with floating sediment; mature, ripe plum, black currant nose; poised, maturing, black currant, cassis, tart plum palate with sweet tannins; medium-plus finish (51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc)

  • By Richard Jennings
    3/6/2011 (link) 91 points

    (Ridge Santa Cruz Mountains Estate) Very dark red violet color; rich, berry, black fruit, cedar, ripe plum nose; tasty, ripe plum, tart plum, ripe black fruit palate; medium-plus finish (51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc)

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2008 (link) 17+ points

    (Ridge Vineyards Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon) Perhaps the most under-appreciated of all California's assets? Creamy cherry and plum fruit on the nose here, showing plenty of indicators of youth, especially the spicy oak that it possesses. A middleweight, with red plums and more domineering oak on the palate, this has a firm but well hidden tannic structure, good acidity and overall a nice sense of balance. Not over the top at all, and clearly nicely set up for many years in the cellar. I find the long, spicy finish particularly attractive.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    3/9/2008 (link) 89 points

    (Ridge Santa Cruz Mountains Estate) Big cassis and tart red fruit nose; tasty, sweet cassis palate with sweet tannins, needs several years; medium finish (51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc)

  • By Richard Jennings
    5/20/2007 (link) 90 points

    (Ridge Santa Cruz Mountains Estate) Dark cherry red color; sweet cassis and mint nose; tasty, tight, cherry fruit with big, sweet tannins; medium finish (51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • 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

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  • Pending Delivery 13 (2%)
  • In Cellars 364 (46%)
  • Consumed 413 (52%)

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