Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Cruz Mountains Estate 2008

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San Francisco Wine Trading Company
San Francisco, CA (690 mi)
USD 189.00
750ml
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ight and reticent on the nose which shows hints of dusty minerals and very fine leather and pencil notes with some late to arrive crushed red curra... Read more

Beautiful bouquet on the nose! Lush, ripe red berry fruit with light stone, cocoa dust, and a lovely noble Napa cab nose. On the palate, luscious... Read more

The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is compelling. Where to start? An expressive bouquet redolent of sweet herbs, tobacco and incense leads to a gor... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Cruz Mountains Estate

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065198,462
4.00 5
03/22/2013

ight and reticent on the nose which shows hints of dusty minerals and very fine leather and pencil notes with some late to arrive crushed red currant notes. In the mouth this is surprisingly opulent and ripe with lots of rich black currant fruit. There’s seemingly less tannin here than in previous vintages, even though the tannins appears to be a bit dryer in nature. Elegant and pure, this shows off a big pop on the finish which then fades away with a gentle toasted oak sweetness. 89pts


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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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5.00 5
07/03/2012

Beautiful bouquet on the nose! Lush, ripe red berry fruit with light stone, cocoa dust, and a lovely noble Napa cab nose. On the palate, luscious ripe red berry, light cassis and currant. Great integration of oak and spice. Noble, with great structure. Really nice and drinking exceptionally even now. 98 pts (20/20) France vs. US Blind Tasting 6/15/12


External Reviews for Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Cruz Mountains Estate

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/16/2011

The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is compelling. Where to start? An expressive bouquet redolent of sweet herbs, tobacco and incense leads to a gorgeous tapestry of dark red fruit. The Estate is drop-dead gorgeous, with the silkiest of tannins that f... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2008 Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


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Source: We Speak Wine
05/20/2011

Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Cruz Mountains 2008 750ML


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/19/2012

Opaque garnet color. Layered cassis and blackbeirry, fennel, dark chocolate, limestone/mineral notes, toasty oak. Complex fruit, tannins, and oak are impressively balanced. Drinkable now, and over the next fifteen years. -Winery ** Only 5 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/30/2013

The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is compelling. Where to start? An expressive bouquet redolent of sweet herbs, tobacco and incense leads to a gorgeous tapestry of dark red fruit. The Estate is drop-dead gorgeous, with the silkiest of tannins that frame an extraordinary finish. This has to be one of the most compelling values in California Cabernet. In 2008 the blend is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Draper describes 2008 as the driest of the three drought years spanning 2006-2008. The 2008 is the first vintage for the Cabernet Sauvignon, which used to be called Santa Cruz Mountains. In 2008 a spring harvest frost damaged much of the Merlot crop, so there was no natural outlet for the Merlot that had previously been used in the Santa Cruz Mountains bottling, but in 2009 there will be a new Merlot bottling. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2028. (from Monte Bello Vineyard): Vivid ruby. Oak-spicy aromas of redcurrant, dried cherry ...


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