Red

2010 Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
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Community Tasting Notes 69

  • SteveVermeer Likes this wine: (91 points)

    June 16, 2016 - Good solid Cab, nice fruit that is balanced ith a firm tannic backbone. A couple of more years will only add to this wine.

  • jnewman77 wrote:

    May 7, 2016 - This is a very young with a big upside. The nose currently is a little dominated by oak, but with air this starts to fade and reveals lots of black currant, plum, blueberry, tobacco, ash, graphite, crushed stone, hints of herbs, and a bit of spice. The palate is lovely, with freshness and a delicious salinity, the tannins are well integrated, and the flavor concentration is excellent. This needs a few more years to integrate the oak for me, but once it does it will be stellar.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • timbobwhite Likes this wine: (94 points)

    April 22, 2016 - From a .375. Slo-ox 5-1/2hrs. Black to deep purple edge. On opening, nose of Black fruit, blackberry and black currants. First taste was bold! Cassis, cherry, some coarse oak (expected) with a bit of dill in the background. Great balance with nice tannin to balance fruit. Nose a bit reserved (closed?) but showing great promise for future complexity. Long, lingering finish. Will let the 750's rest for 3-4 more years - my guess is that they have a long life ahead.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • jlhkiss Likes this wine: (92 points)

    April 3, 2016 - Opened and decanted 3 hours ahead of grilled NY steak, potatoes, and asparagus. Dark violet-crimson color. Nose is shy and restrained with candied black cherries, black licorice, wild herbs, leather, sweet tobacco, and hints of blackberries. The palate is full, round, tart, and extremely juicy, bringing ripe blackberries, chocolate cherries, garlic cloves, olive brine, raspberry pipe tobacco, and hints of cedar wood into a lasting finish (30+ seconds). Overall, this has off-the-charts acidity and very potent tannins, so will likely be best in the 2020's. However, we enjoyed it now.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Maxwell123 wrote:

    March 3, 2016 - Enjoyed with Dan and Erico. Slightly acidic needs some time. 10 years. Long wait.

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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
  • UPC Code 744442279005

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 12 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,502 (75%)
  • Consumed 483 (24%)

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