Red

1996 Ridge Santa Cruz Mountains Estate

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • > California
  • > San Francisco Bay
  • > Santa Cruz Mountains
Drink between 2010 - 2020
CT89 10 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • coremill wrote: (86 points)

    February 10, 2013 - Quite similar to a bottle of the 91 I had recently, and similarly disappointing. Earthy, leathery, some menthol, a bit anonymous, fruit has faded. Still a fair bit of tannin that while smooth is a bit blocky. Perhaps showing more fruit on day 2, but I can't imagine this needs more time. I'd rather bet that's it's past prime, but I would have thought this bottling would age better.

  • Colima74 Likes this wine: (90 points)

    January 3, 2013 - Still loaded with fruit, secondary flavors showing very well. This was one of the bottles drained very quickly at Sidney's party, so it was well-received.

  • SimonG wrote:

    July 21, 2011 - Bobby's Birthday Bash (28-50): Stylistically similar to the 91 but without the mint. Obviously younger and fuller, but it does leave me with a sense of the alcohol. More fruit, more primary, a little tighter and stricter. ***

  • graemeg wrote:

    January 6, 2010 - {cork, 13%} Aged cabernet nose (80% this year), slightly varnishy, of cedar and cigarboxes. Palate is consistent with that, somewhat astringent, only medium-bodied, with a ripe warmth of curranty fruits and old wood. Even enough palate coverage, although the tannins - drying, dusty - really are beginning to stick out on the finish. Drink up

  • LoireFan wrote: (91 points)

    July 3, 2005 - A very nice bottle with a Heritage Turkey.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1996
  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 28 (76%)
  • Consumed 9 (24%)

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Who Likes This Wine

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