Ridge Vineyards Estate Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

$59.99

Ridge's 2015 Estate Cabernet Sauvigon is what we call "baby Monte Bello" and an amazing buy in Cabernet. The Monte Bello vineyard was first planted when the winery was built, in 1886. In the early 1940s, the last of the old vineyard was abandoned; in the late forties a few blocks were replanted. Those cabernet vines - now sixty years old - produced the first Ridge Monte Bello in 1962, and subsequent vintages until the mid-seventies. By then, blocks replanted during the sixties were maturing, and their fruit considered for use in the Monte Bello. A number of those consistently produced a softer, more accessible wine and were combined as the stylistically distinct Santa Cruz Mountains Estate.

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Ratings on Delectable

Daniel Steilen

Delicious and rich. Oak surprisingly evident. Dark fruits and some tobacco, earth, and minerality.

Delicious and rich. Oak surprisingly evident. Dark fruits and some tobacco, earth, and minerality.

9.0

Mono Head

2015 cab-potent and sharp, needs a lot of time. I don’t think I had enough to properly rate this wine. That was just the first impression

2015 cab-potent and sharp, needs a lot of time. I don’t think I had enough to properly rate this wine. That was just the first impression

8.9

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