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Obsidian Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Red Hills Lake County Obsidian Ridge Vineyard 2006

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JUICY Chocolate covered raspberry, super smooth, silky, soft, dusty tannins

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Obsidian Vineyard:
Obsidian Vineyard nestles in the coastal hills of the Onetangi viticultural area on the northern coast of Waiheke Island. The flagship wine, simply labeled The Obsidian, is the blend of the very best Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. The Weeping Sands label is made with the same meticulous care and attention as Obsidian, but for earlier drinking. All wines are from the sin... Read more
Obsidian Vineyard nestles in the coastal hills of the Onetangi viticultural area on the northern coast of Waiheke Island. The flagship wine, simply labeled The Obsidian, is the blend of the very best Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. The Weeping Sands label is made with the same meticulous care and attention as Obsidian, but for earlier drinking. All wines are from the single Waiheke Island vineyard except the Obsidian, Chardonnay which is sourced from a small family vineyard block on Waiheke Island overlooking the Tamaki Straight. The Obsidian vineyard was established in 1993 with the specific objective of producing a great Bordeaux-style red however since that time new varieties have been introduced and Obsidian now has eight varietal wines. New wines to its portfolio include Syrah, Viognier, Chardonnay, Rose and Montepulciano. Read less

Member Reviews for Obsidian Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Red Hills Lake County Obsidian Ridge Vineyard

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Snooth User: kathyintex
169321165
5.00 5
06/25/2009

Wow ~ FInd this wine and buy a case! I had the pleasure of trying it at a 20+ bottle tasting last evening and it tied as my favorite wine. (Tied with Quintessa '06 at $135 a bottle.) VERY good QPR - definitely worth $30. So, as I said - find it, buy it, enjoy it!. In the glass the color was quite dense and dark - crimson. Aromatically beautiful - hints of anisette and plum. Upon tasting - HUGE "ahhhhh" factor; very round in the mouth, black cherries and plum, seemed a hint of cinnamon with a nice, very light touch of oak/vanilla, followed by a kiss of minerality on the back end. I LOVED this wine; it was an elegant balance of fruit and tannins, softness and structure. This wine would be terrific with many different dishes, but I think it would thrill you all on its own!


Snooth User: Daniel Dawson
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4.00 5
12/30/2008

This is an excellent, single vineyard, hillside Cabernet that's well worth the money. Opaque, all dark berries and cherries, chewy, strong from nose to 30 second finish. Honest, if this said Napa Valley rather than Lake County on the label, it'd sell for $40-50, and sell well at that!


Snooth User: tedka
23692655
4.00 5
04/19/2010

Pretty good at this price point.


Snooth User: etenner
4152258
4.00 5
03/02/2010

I received this bottle as a gift and really enjoyed it. I thought it was well balanced with cherry notes, a slight spice and a smoky nose.

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  • Snooth User: tdk
    1143657
    3.50 5
    05/13/2010

    Tried recently at a local wine bar, and really liked it. Surprisingly full bodied for the price


    Snooth User: tox
    33547125
    4.00 5
    01/17/2010

    Four glasses


    External Reviews for Obsidian Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Red Hills Lake County Obsidian Ridge Vineyard

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    Source: We Speak Wine
    11/25/2009

    RP: 89 Points WE: 89 Points



    JUICY Chocolate covered raspberry, super smooth, silky, soft, dusty tannins

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