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.
Dark fruit, red berries, spices and cedar on the nose. Very nicely evolved. Classic bdx composition. Beautiful mouthfeel, red berries, coffee beans, good body and fine acidity. Licorice. Smooth tannins. Lovely.
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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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