1997 Ridge Santa Cruz Mountains Estate

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Santa Cruz Mountains

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  • WineCellarTV Likes this wine: (95 points)

    October 31, 2013 - Deep and dark-red. Garnet.
    Dense, vital and powerful colors with no signs of aging.
    Play of Dark Berries- mostly Cassis. Some Black Cherries and Fruit in Rum. Multilayered secondary & tertiary characters of Earth, Tar, Tobacco and Oak come with beautiful hints of Lovage and Fresh Herbs. Some Eucalypt.
    Soft and fresh Aromas with nice harmony and intensity!
    Flavors of Cassis and other Dark Berries. Cedar.
    Dark Chocolate. Smoky traces, Leather and Oak. Mild Spices and Exotic Perfume. Vital Freshness with decent Green Notes. Minerality (!)
    Finishes long and beautiful with Dark-red Fruit, Coolness, Soft Tannins, Little Acidity and Peppery Spiciness.
    Nicely integrated structure with great complexity and pleasant mouthfeel!

    Very alive wine with a perfect integrated structure!
    Intensely colored, complex, harmonious, concentrated and fresh Cabernet from a very good year with great play of ripe fruit and secondary (tertiary) characteristics.
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