2019 Ridge 'Estate' Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Cruz Mountain

$69.95
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Saturated purple color with black cherry, plum, black tea, cedar and sweet toasted oak on the nose. Bramble fruit, vanilla, and mint on the palate with well-coated tannins and a long finish. JO (6/21)

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
John Olney & Eric Bauer
Vintage:
2019
Aging:
16 Months
Oak Treatment:
American oak barrels (58% new, 8% one year old and 34% two years old)
Appellation:
Santa Cruz Mountains
Total Varietal Composition %:
88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot
Alcohol %:
13.8%
Score Wine Enthusiast:
95
SKU #:
1048628
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WE95

Wine Enthusiast

There’s a prominent mineral streak of graphite, wet clay and lava rock on the nose of this bottling, which also includes 11% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot. Further investigation reveals aromas of blackberry, dried oregano, pepper and dried meat, and the palate falls in line, as leathery tannins frame baked berry, cocoa dust and roasted meat flavors. Drink now–2039.” -Matt Kettmann (June 2022)

JD94+

Jeb Dunnuck

The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate comes from the estate Monte Bello Vineyard on the eastern side of the Santa Cruz Mountains and is 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, and 1% Petit Verdot. Hitting 13.8% alcohol, its deep ruby/purple color is followed by a brilliant perfume of blue fruits, scorched earth, tobacco leaf, and lead pencil. Beautifully balanced and medium to full-bodied, with building tannins, it's a seamless Cabernet Sauvignon that has some up-front appeal given its balance and elegance yet will benefit from 2-5 years of bottle age and, I suspect, have 20+ years of overall longevity.