Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Cruz Mountains 2016
77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc., aged for 17 months in 35% new American oak. Sometimes called the “baby Monte Bello,” the Estate Cab is just that little more approachable when young. Floral and slightly herbaceous but also rich and fruity, with blackcurrant/cassis, blackberry, plum, and dill leading on to a palate with firm, gripping tannins, lifting acidity, and a long finish. Drink now-2030.
|Appellation/AVA||Santa Cruz Mountains|