2010 Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

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Sunday, April 6, 2014 - FIRST NIGHT:

On opening, the oak is prominent and it's still a baby... but there's lots of good stuff going on. It opened up somewhat over the course of the evening to show good acidity, a decent tannic backbone, lush fruit, and some savoury notes that should move further to the forefront in time.

24 HOURS LATER:

It has all come together. Classic Cab Sauv black fruit, but balanced with a bit of feminine red berry. Superb tobacco and leather notes that linger on the finish. Fantastic fine grained, slightly dusty tannins. And refreshing acidity. Excellent balance. A serious, understated Cab.

It's still young, but it's already a really, really good bottle. Exactly my style of Cali Cab.

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  • Comment posted by msieurledocq:

    4/27/2014 5:22:00 PM - This is handy. I bought two magnums when they came out as I figured it could be an amazing steak-with-friends wine. Sounds like that could be right, especially if I can convince them to come back the second night : )

  • Comment posted by sunnylea57:

    4/30/2014 5:21:00 AM - Either do a sleepover or decant it well in advance on the first night.

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