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Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Cruz Mountains Estate 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

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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Brassfield Estate Vineyard:
At Brassfield Estate, we believe wine is truly an expression of the grapes and where they are grown. Soils, microclimates, and vineyard practices are the major contributing factors for world class wine. The very finest wines in the world have one thing in common: They are all estate-grown and estate-bottled, meaning that they are crafted entirely from grapes grown on the winery’s own prope... Read more
At Brassfield Estate, we believe wine is truly an expression of the grapes and where they are grown. Soils, microclimates, and vineyard practices are the major contributing factors for world class wine. The very finest wines in the world have one thing in common: They are all estate-grown and estate-bottled, meaning that they are crafted entirely from grapes grown on the winery’s own property where they are vinified and bottled on the premise. This principle is the foundation at Brassfield Estate. With High Valley’s diverse soils & microclimates, we have planted 19 different varietals covering over 350 acres of vineyard. Brassfield Estate controls every aspect of the Viticultural development: •Careful research matching correct varietals to optimal vineyard site. •Development control in planting for spacing, row direction, canopy/trellis development and choice of root stock. •Farming philosophy of sustainable agriculture and deficit irrigation done with meticulous care for optimum grape quality. •Harvest practices of hand picking, use of half ton bins and limited movement to winery to prevent fruit damage. •Winemaking in the hands of winemaker. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Cruz Mountains Estate

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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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
20275912,198
5.00 5
07/02/2012

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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