Community Tasting Notes (3) Avg Score: 92.7 points

  • Dinner in Mill Valley, CA. From 750ml. Opened 1/2 hour prior to serving. From a K&L wine offering. Medium shoulder.

    Cork was colored up to the seal, but wine was intact. After the initial bottle funk blew off, this was a real treat. Surprising full bodied and ripe for a 70's Ridge, it wore its 14.5% abv well, but perhaps lacked a bit of nuance and precision. The wine note from Paul Draper on the back label states that due to the ripeness that year much of the Montebello fruit was reclassified into this bottling. Regardless, this 100% cab sauvignon was a beautiful expression of Santa Cruz mountain fruit and seemed timeless. No rush on my last bottle.

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  • Spectacular showing. Fill to the neck. Great sweet black cherry and iron nose, rich on the palate. Lots of energy, shows like an early 90's vintage and could easily cruise here for another ten years.

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  • Surprising youthful, this came from excellent storage. Some bricking but still dark in color. Complex and at the same time gentle and refined. More red fruits than dark and some tannic grip. A wonderful accompaniment to food. A real treasure.

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