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2010 Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Estate
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Community Tasting Notes 46
MartinD of Enofylz Wine Blog Likes this wine: (91 points)
December 20, 2014 - Wonderfully balanced with an appealing cassis, blackberry, loam, cedarwood character. Very persistent on the palate. Long finish. From magnum. Young approachable now, but would love to revisit in 5 years! 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc; 13% alcohol
-E- wrote: (91 points)
December 16, 2014 - Klar, dyp mørk rød. Mørk nese med solbær, kirsch, mildt treverk, lette,florale toner og hint av vanilje.
Klar og fast frukt med fin konsentrasjon og frisk, saftig syre. Lett og slank kropp, men med god fylde. Milde tanniner i tørr utgang med fin lengde. Lette kryddertoner i finish. Trenger tid.
Benj Likes this wine: (92 points)
December 8, 2014 - Nose is initially rich cassis and ripe blackberry, slight metallic/graphite note, some woody herbs, over time smooths out and joined by subtle but deep coffee and cocoa, more baked fruit. Palate has good acid (especially on the attack) and medium plus tannins (fine, leathery, especially on mid-palate). Finish is very long and surprisingly bright with a red fruit kick after 5-10 seconds, notable pomegranate. Extremely delicious but young. Could use another 5 years. 13.0% $45. 92+
dustbuddy wrote: (90 points)
November 13, 2014 - "America's First Growth" The Ridge Tasting (Tott's, The Excelsior): Far finer than the zins that went before. Leafy, tobacco aromas stand out amongst fruit which give welcome complexity. All slightly too subtle perhaps but very easy to drink right now.
Lessthanzero wrote: (90 points)
November 12, 2014 - Classic cab, but needs more time.
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By Richard Jennings
5/19/2013 (link) 93 points
(Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Estate) Very dark red violet color; appealing, tart black currant, cedar nose; tart black currant, loam palate with medium acidity; medium-plus finish (80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc)
By Richard Jennings
3/10/2013 (link) 92 points
(Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Estate) Dark purple red violet color; appealing, black currant, loam nose; tight, tasty, tart black currant, loam, cedar palate with medium acidity; needs 2-3 years; medium-plus finish (80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc; 13% alcohol)
- Vintage 2010
- Type Red
- Producer Ridge
- Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
- Designation Estate
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion San Francisco Bay
- Appellation Santa Cruz Mountains
- UPC Code 744442279005
- Pending Delivery 18 (1%)
- In Cellars 1354 (81%)
- Consumed 293 (18%)