Cabernet is Cabernet right? Especially at $40. Wrong. If you’re looking for a distinctive Cabernet that combines the structure of mountain fruit with rich, dark berries and wraps it all up with well judged oak, then this wine is for you.
2007 was a stunning vintage in California's northern wine reaches, with small berries that were packed with everything needed to make profound wine. At Hidden Ridge, it looks like they found every thing that was packed away! Tremendously complex on the nose, with leather and tobacco accents that meld into the creamy core of dark cherry fruit before finishing with depth and length, this wine pretty much blows away the competition at this price. Buy some for gifts but don’t forget some for yourself.