Lots of structure, but probably past its prime. Mostly tannin for the first hour after opening. Some fruit appeared. Left the last glass in the bottle for a few days and it was surprisingly good - more fruit had appeared and the rough / astringent tannin was not in evidence. Maybe it was at its best the day after opening.
Part of "The great wine past it's prime experience". These Ridges were the instigation of this process. We didn't have these wines for 5+ years as we missed picking them up in SF. And they went past the optimal drinking window, this made us notice how many wines we have on CT past thier time. Yikes!!!! Anyway, this wine drinks in the upper half of 10 2000 Ridges I have and have gone through. It has alot of bluberries, little oak but notenough in characteritics for us. That being said, there is still a good bit of Fruit on these and they are by now means syrupy or candied. Drink this fall/winter.
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