This was a great, served with grilled Delmonico steaks. So fresh for a wine with 9 years of age, this had a purity of fruit that made you take notice. So much cassis, a classic Cabernet profile that begged for another sip due to the long finish and vibrant acidity.
Dark, herbaceous nose, fairly prominent American oak, blueberry and plummy fruit, good acidity, still a bit of drying tannin on the finish. Definitely seems a bit older than a 2006, but in a good way. Excellent.
Slow ox in glass and in bottle for 2 hrs. A little disappointing. I like some herbal/green pepper in my Bordeaux blends but this was a little much for me. Bottle had not been properly stored and was only $20 from a wine rep friend. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
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(Ridge Santa Cruz Mountains Estate) Very dark ruby color; mocha, toasty American oak nose; appealing, rich, ripe black currant, blackberry, loam palate with good acidity and balance; medium-plus finish (56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot)
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