Red

1998 Ridge Santa Cruz Mountains Estate

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • > California
  • > San Francisco Bay
  • > Santa Cruz Mountains
Drink between 2002 - 2009
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Community Tasting Notes 10

  • edub7 wrote: (91 points)

    March 26, 2014 - Comes out of the bottle fairly youthful in color, nose with smoky red fruit, good entry from the first pour, a tad prune, but then has plenty of lift and vibrancy, good fruit pops back into the picture, changes all the time, even hours later. Very interesting and quite a surprise. Maybe just a tad hallow, but kicks back when you least expect it. Ready to drink up as well. Like.
    "Santa Cruz Mountains" 88% cabernet Sauvignon, 5% merlot, 5% petit verdot, 2% cabrent franc.
    90-92

  • RA1 wrote: (91 points)

    November 25, 2011 - At Roberson's Christmas Wine Tasting (11/24/11). Some more depth - though not much more - than the 2007 which was tasted simultaneously (see my notes). Seems to be fading a bit, if quite pleasant and restrained.

  • FunkyMonkey wrote: (90 points)

    July 18, 2010 - very well balanced, soft and supple. A real treat! I thought it was a good deal seeing how some of these grapes came from the Monte Bello Vineyard

  • gabereilly wrote: (87 points)

    December 26, 2008 - Even after ten years the acids are surprisingly harsh. Oak and fruit are mellow and well integrated. Some blueberry, casis and cedar on the nose and palate. An uncomplicated finish. Expected better from this wine.

  • Grimble wrote:

    March 6, 2008 - Drink up - probably over the hill.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/12/2002 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1998
  • 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 070292531714

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 40 (63%)
  • Consumed 24 (38%)

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