2021 Ridge Vineyards 'Estate' Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Cruz Mountains

$94.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)

Dark purple hues with black cherry, dark plum, black olive, soy, dried jerky, lilac, dried rose petals, cedar, juniper berry, and wintergreen mint. Fresh entry with building tannins that coat the entire palate. Gravelly, dusty, and mineral notes give way to layers of red and black fruits. Integrated oak with youthful tannins and acidity. Will prove to be very age-worthy.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
John Olney
Vintage:
2021
Aging:
19 Months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak
Appellation:
Santa Cruz Mountains
Vineyard:
Estate
Total Varietal Composition %:
84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot
Alcohol %:
13.3%
Score Wine Advocate:
92+
SKU #:
1053760
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WA92+

Wine Advocate

Blended with 16% Merlot and bottled at 13.3% alcohol, the 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is immediately layered and expressive on the nose. Aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry, cocoa nibs and charred wood lead to a vibrant, satiny palate that is fresh and light on its feet. The finish combines juicy, muddled berry flavors with tense, chocolaty tannins of good length. This is delicious already but should improve for the next decade.