ChTR kokous 18.3.2015 (SKO-toimisto): Decanted. This was a rather dark purplish wine with some browning becoming evident. The nose was a blast of cassis, tons of black fruit, and quite a bit of toasty vanilla, very California, but very enticing. The palate had lots of tannins and lots of cassis, full-bodied, big, bold and delicious. An excellent wine in its genre, I enjoyed it!
Great blend of red and black fruits; palate is medium to full bodied, integrated tannins, nice texture; medium finish. Very nice and balanced overall, but there are better vintages of this bottling (the 2010 and 2012 come to mind). 89-90
Best bottle I've had of this yet, not so acid forward and rustic as I recall this bottling. Concentration, fruit flesh and full black fruit on the palate. After 2 hours open, lots of fruit for a Ridge Cab. I guess 07 is finally speaking. Check back tomorrow. Sediment. Day 2. More complexity than day 1. Licorice, med/+ acid, tobacco, still black fruit, but not as concentrated or singular as yesterday.
Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews below. Learn more.
(Ridge Santa Cruz Mountains Estate) Very dark ruby color; appealing, rich, ripe berry, baking spice, loganberry, black plum, black currant nose; very appealing, tasty, rich, blackberry, ripe black currant, black fruit, black plum palate with ripe tannins and integrating oak; approachable now and should continue to age well for 5+ years; medium-plus finish 93+ points (tasted from three bottles with consistent notes)
(Ridge Santa Cruz Mountains Estate) Dark red violet color; deep cassis, red plum nose with a tough of menthol lift; tightish, tasty, poised, cassis, tart plum palate with depth; medium-plus finish 92+ points
NOTE: Some content is property of View From the Cellar and Vinous and JancisRobinson.com and RJonWine.com.