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Community Tasting Notes (82) Avg Score: 91.0 points

  • Excellent balance, not least in the nose. As is often the case in my book, the class of the wine reveals itself through the "smellabilty" - it can be sniffed all night.

    There is a substantial but not sharp acidity. During the evening, the taste moved towards succulent sweet cherries, while blueberry, cassis, cocoa, Swedish punsch (although not sweet) and a little bit of rosehip dominated in the beginning. The aftertaste is rather long.

    From what I have come to understand, but without knowing due to lack of experience, the fruity juiciness sets this wine aside from a typical Bordeaux, which would be leaner and not seldom reek of cigarr or old dampness.

    This wine is a little too kind and round for my taste - Lytton Springs 2010 with its turbo acid and intense rosehip character is more of a conversation stopper and charmer - but it is certainly lovely. Furthermore, it is likely to get more interesting with time and perhaps some age markers will make it soar past many a good Bordeaux. (90+)

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  • This is good. California meets Bordeaux. Cali nose with sweet fruit and a French backbone/ framework.

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  • Dear people this is a great cab from a high altitude very smooth fruit forward smooth finish berries currant slight earth. Overall a great effort.

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  • A lot better than a year ago, so far as my memory tells me Really nice now. V annoying as I don't have any more

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  • Finally a US-Cabernet that was worth trying - a flash of blueberry and cassis on the nose, a few swirls later there's some eucalyptus leave as well - gorgeous. Deep fruit, reflecting the nasal aromas, quite a long finish, gripping tannins still, but this is a serious cabernet blend. A great pirate for smaller chateaux tastings.
    Drink now until 2025

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2012, IWC Issue #165, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Ridge Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Santa Cruz Mountains) Subscribe to see review text.
  • By Antonio Galloni
    California's Central Coast: Better than Ever (Aug 2012), (See more on Vinous...)

    (Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Santa Cruz Mountains) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Richard Jennings
    12/23/2012, (See more on 91 points

    (Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Estate) Dark ruby color; appealing, lifted, ripe cassis, menthol, tart raspberry, black currant; plush, toasty oak, ripe black currant, mocha palate with firm tannins; needs 2-3 years; medium-plus finish (77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot)

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