Red

2004 Ridge Santa Cruz Mountains Estate

Red Bordeaux Blend

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  • > California
  • > San Francisco Bay
  • > Santa Cruz Mountains
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Community Tasting Notes 76

  • bjschmitt Likes this wine: (90 points)

    December 24, 2013 - With beef tenderloin, pancetta/leak mashed potatoes.
    Opened 45 minutes early, then decanted. The bottle had thrown fine sediment, heavier on the side.
    Medium crimson, no longer opaque and just lightening at the rim.
    Classic cab blend nose, very nice bouquet.
    Dry, medium body, blueberry/blackberry, tannins integrated. Medium length.

  • elledeca wrote:

    November 21, 2013 - from memory - very elegant, cassis and herbal notes.

  • Foster wrote: (90 points)

    September 1, 2013 - Dark garnet, nose of ripe plums, raspberry and leather. Concentrated dark and earthy. Bright acidity and largely resolved tannins. Very nice full bodied mature cab. Drink now.

  • RayOB wrote: (90 points)

    June 17, 2013 - Drank in London
    Ridge seem to produce a great range of wines and this is a wonderful bottle for the price point.
    Lot's of plumbs, black fruit and earth on the nose. quite a singular palate with a good integration of the tannins. Medium length

  • BlancdeBlanc Likes this wine: (89 points)

    April 28, 2013 - Aroma: dead leaves, dark fruit Palate: tannic, dark fruit, took only 10 minutes to open. Quite a bit of sediment. Had it with company so can't remember more. We liked it.

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The Rhone Report

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

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2007, 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 13 (2%)
  • In Cellars 410 (55%)
  • Consumed 321 (43%)

Food Pairing

Beef tenderloin

Who Likes This Wine

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