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Every bit as good as the 2005....and maybe a bit better! Fantastic nose and supple flavors that extend like silk over the mouth. Refined and eleg... Read more
Mossy, loamy earth on the nose and dark, musty stewed berry. Filled with baking spices and stewed berry compote. A bit overly rustic and out of b... Read more
AMAZING! Supple, refined, elegant, soft, lush....Shall I continue. How about balanced and simply wonderful to drink? One of the best botique Cab... Read more
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Every bit as good as the 2005....and maybe a bit better! Fantastic nose and supple flavors that extend like silk over the mouth. Refined and elegant. I challange anyone to get a better Napa Cab at the price of $20 a bottle. Simly an AMAZING wine! Cheers!
Mossy, loamy earth on the nose and dark, musty stewed berry. Filled with baking spices and stewed berry compote. A bit overly rustic and out of balance for me. Way too "dirty". - Tasted at Artesa 4/22/10
AMAZING! Supple, refined, elegant, soft, lush....Shall I continue. How about balanced and simply wonderful to drink? One of the best botique Cabs you can get from Napa Valley. Run to get a bottle! Cheers!
Wonderful wine! Soft and supple. Finally gave in a bought a bottle of this gem of a Cabernet! Cheers!
dark fruit, tobacco, and a bit of oak. loved this bottle...especially if you can get it below $20!
Very very good in July 2009 but should be much better after 2010 or so.
External Reviews for Ridgeline Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
Frequently, we resist writing about a launch. There have been flash in the pan wines and we look for consistency. Yet, we have more than a hunch about the newly-released 2002 Ridgeline Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.Here's why: Ridgeline Vineyards is a new boutique brand debuted by the ever-reliable Codorniu of Spain; the winemaker is talented Dave Dobson, who makes wine for Artesa Winery, also owned by Codorniu; grapes were sourced from the 80-acre Oak Mountain Ranch Estate Vineyard, at elevations ranging from 800 to 1,500 feet above the Alexander Valley floor in northern Sonoma County.Oak Mountain Ranch Estate was planted to four Bordeaux varietals – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec – by Codorniu in the late 1990s and divided into six vineyard blocks, with east-west exposure to maximize sunlight on the vines and on a north-south vertical axis for perfect soil drainage.For this 2002 release, Dobson blended Oak Mountain Ranch grapes with fruit sourced from Alexander Valley growers to create a wine showcasing the best traits of Alexander Valley Cabernet: lush, mouth-filling plum fruit with round blackberry overtones, enhanced by barrel spiciness from 30 months aging in French oak cooperage.It's a wine with both power and elegance to accompany a simply grilled steak or add a satisfying complement to savory, long-cooked meats such as lamb shanks.
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