Ridgeline Vineyards Merlot Alexander Valley 2004

Member Review by messyjessie1000:

Great oaking with a light spiciness. Needs time to open up

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Varietal: Merlot
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Ridgeline Vineyards:
Ridgeline Wines is a family owned and run business. The winemaker, Mark Haisma, has been involved with premium wine throughout his working life from his first job at Domaine Chandon in the Yarra Valley in the 1980s to running five star retaurants in Europe and Australia in the 1990s. In 1999, Mark had the good fortune to be offered employment at the Yarra Yering vineyard in the Yarra Valley. Es... Read more
Ridgeline Wines is a family owned and run business. The winemaker, Mark Haisma, has been involved with premium wine throughout his working life from his first job at Domaine Chandon in the Yarra Valley in the 1980s to running five star retaurants in Europe and Australia in the 1990s. In 1999, Mark had the good fortune to be offered employment at the Yarra Yering vineyard in the Yarra Valley. Established by Dr. Bailey Carrodus in the 1960s, Yarra Yering is one of the premium wineries in the Yarra Valley and Australia. Described by Berry Bros and Rudd in the UK as a "complex and unique" winemaker who "uses unusual and idiosyncratic winemaking methods to create extraordinary wines", Dr. Carrodus taught Mark the art of winemaking from scratch allowing him to develop an intimate understanding of the impact of vineyard practice on wine quality Read less
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Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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Member Reviews for Ridgeline Vineyards Merlot Alexander Valley

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Snooth User: messyjessie1000
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4.00 5
02/11/2012

Great oaking with a light spiciness. Needs time to open up


Snooth User: LCLindley
46103227
3.00 5
Vintage: 2002 09/12/2008

Nice Merlot at a great value - found for $8.99 at Grocery Outlet.


Snooth User: Markon
1365854
4.00 5
Vintage: 2002 02/15/2009

for this wine, you should fill up the next empty rating glass. Very good, strong, bold flavor without the bite of a cab. El Markano



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