Ridge Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot, aged for 20 months in 48% 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|