Red

2010 Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • > California
  • > San Francisco Bay
  • > Santa Cruz Mountains
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Community Tasting Notes 39

  • klezman wrote:

    August 16, 2014 - Nose full of vanilla from oak with a lot of butterscotch! Very strange to get that from a Ridge wine. Must have seen a bunch of new or highly charred oak. Not a huge ball of tannin but otherwise it was quite tight. We'll see how this goes on day 2.

  • kuumies wrote:

    July 21, 2014 - A half bottle, decanted for 1,5 hours or so. A pretty dark red color, pale at the edges. Very bold and expressive on the nose, offering a massive sweet, yet most definitely not overripe blackcurrant note upfront. Also to be found are notes of bright red cherry, iron, mocha and dry wood. On the palate firm and very confident , possessing loads of dry blackcurrant fruit and sizeable tannins to back it up. Overall feel is very fresh, bright and lifted. Not a huge Cab by any means, drinking very easily until a fairly prominent spice/bitter component appears on the finish. The flavor profile is quite primary and simple, but delightfully savoury still. The gripping tannins lead to a laudably long, harmonious and dry finish. Lighter than expected, but I can't say I'm unhappy with the wine.

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  • jimyeni Likes this wine: (91 points)

    May 18, 2014 - Agree with the call that the oak isn't integrated yet. Gives off quite a bit of pepper, and pencil as a result. Beautiful black cherry and quite a bit of plum with that nice minerality I expect from Sonoma. Enjoyed.

  • Wine Canuck wrote: (91 points)

    April 7, 2014 - California Wine Fair - Toronto, ON (Fairmont Royal York): Second time tasted this year with a consistent experience though seemingly just a touch less unintegrated oak this time. A very pretty wine and you can tell it will be good but needs time. Nose of mineral, concrete dust, graphite, cassis, black cherry, perfume, mushroom, cedar and slight vanilla/coconut note. Palate is dense and ripe with lots of blackerry and cassis, with firm but ripe tannin. Finish is medium plus in length. Should merit a point or two more as it ages. I really enjoy this style.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • dzitt Likes this wine: (92 points)

    April 6, 2014 - Couleur foncé et violacé. Nez parfumé de fruits noirs, d'épices, de bois de cèdre de tabac. En bouche, beau mélange de saveurs de fruits noirs (cerise, mûres), épices (muscade, poivre noir), cuir, bois de cèdre. Acidité juste, ensemble enveloppant et très savoureux, sans être rigide ou sucré, même si un peu de sucre brun est perceptible. Finale longue. Un très beau vin jeune, mais pas nécessairement pour la longue garde. Excellent +

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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)

Wine Definition

  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 18 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1346 (84%)
  • Consumed 243 (15%)

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