Classical Californian Wineries (Zurich): Tasted blind: Having recently tasted the 1985 Ridge Jimsamore I can really say the wines produced at this single vineyard are just outstanding. The 1978 showed ripe secondary flavors but still had wonderful berry flavors. Sweetness, cooked berries and elegance are the highlights of this wine. Wouldn't there be the hard and dry tannins this wine would be a candidate for 96pts. It still does not seem fully mature but I am worried that the tannins are so hard and the wine dries out. Still a great effort. Drink now
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(Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Jimsomare) Group's #5 (my #1) – 78 pts; 3, 2, 2, 6 – Dark red color with pale meniscus; spicy, elegant berry and tart plum nose; intriguing, spicy tart berry, blackberry palate with touch of sage; medium-plus finish (100% Cabernet Sauvignon)