Ridge Vineyards makes wines that compete in terms of quality and desirability with Bordeaux First Growths and Grand Cru white Burgundies. Founder Paul Draper has practiced and engendered a practical, hands-off approach to winemaking at Ridge, one that has resulted in an exceptional and highly sought-after range of wines. 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc. Sustainably farmed, hand-harvested estate-grown grapes aged 17 month in american oak barrels (35 new). Saturated purple in color. Aromas of cassis, blueberry, cola, licorice, and sweet oak. Ripe blackberry fruit entry, full bodied, rich textures, exotic spice and toasted oak. Complex, long, sensuous finish. (winemakers note)
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A big juicy red from the Sonoma county. a blend based on Zinfandel with a bit of Syrah, Malbec, Petite Syrah, Carignan and Merlot ! oak aged.