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Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignontext

Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Santa Cruz Mountains, San Francisco Bay, California, United StatesThe best description of this wine is Montebello without the Montebello price. Okay, a bit of an exaggeration, but the attention to detail at Ridge allows this wine to soar close to its big brother Montebello. The differences are minute, with a slightly higher level of a cabernet sauvignon from old Monte Bello Vineyard blocks that winemaker John Olney (and now retired Paul Draper) see as more accessible earlier. The blend is 88/11/1 cabernet sauvignon, merlot and petite verdot. We love the dry mineral, meaty, peppery notes that preview its black and blue fruit reminiscent of cassis streaked with leather. A benchmark, if ever there was for a top-quality California cabernet sauvignon that reflects its coastal mountain terroir.Tasted: 10 October 2022Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$114.99750mlBCL Stores
AB$100.00750mlselect private retailers
ON$114.95750mlconsignment: Rogers and Company
Producer: Ridge VineyardsDistributors: Vintage West Wine Marketing
Grape: Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 595371UPC: 00744442279005