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Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Cruz Mountains 2021

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Vintage: 2021
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    The Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 from Santa Cruz Mountains stands out with its deep, dark purple color, reminiscent of a vivid night sky. This wine, crafted by the skilled winemaker John Olney at Ridge Vineyards, reflects a mastery of balancing intense flavors with a structured finish.

    On the nose, the Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon offers an intricate blend of aromas that captivate the senses. Notes of black cherry and dark plum merge with the unexpected yet pleasant hints of black olive and soy. The addition of dried jerky adds a savory edge, while floral tones of lilac and dried rose petals provide a fresh, aromatic lift. The scent profile is rounded out by earthy cedar, crisp juniper berry, and a refreshing burst of wintergreen mint, making the bouquet of this wine uniquely inviting.

    As you taste, the wine greets you with a fresh, lively entry. The tannins, although youthful, are robust, enveloping the palate and laying a foundation for a rich tapestry of flavors. The minerality is pronounced, with gravelly, dusty notes that transition smoothly into a complex layering of red and black fruits. The oak integration is seamless, enhancing the depth of the wine without overshadowing its natural character.

    This Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is not just a delight to taste but also a testament to the challenging vintage of 2021. A dry winter followed by a warm summer placed stress on the vines, limiting yields but concentrating the flavors. The grapes, harvested from early to mid-September, were treated with meticulous care—destemmed, sorted, and fermented with native yeasts in American oak barrels. The wine aged for nineteen months, a period during which it gained its refined structure and rich profile.

    Critical acclaim underscores the quality of this Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. Awarded 93 points by Wilfred Wong, the wine is celebrated for its excellent mountain-grown fruit character. It pairs beautifully with robust dishes such as beef pho, where its depth and complexity can truly shine.

    In summary, the 2021 Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon from Santa Cruz Mountains is a testament to the art of winemaking and the unique terroir of its estate. With potential to age gracefully, this wine promises to evolve and reveal new dimensions over the next decade or more. Enjoy a bottle now or cellar it to appreciate its development in the years to come. Whether you’re a seasoned wine enthusiast or new to the world of fine wines, the Ridge Estate Cabernet is sure to impress with its distinctive style and impeccable quality.

    12 reviews for Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Cruz Mountains 2021

    1. Dale Hodge

      Eucalyptus and clove flavors make the Cabernet Sauvignon Wine from Ridge Vineyards truly stand out. The Santa Cruz Mountains sure have a unique touch!

    2. Janet Ebinger

      Blueberry and pepper notes in the Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon are a delightful surprise! The wine finishes with a hint of black cherry. Truly a treat!

    3. Carmella Rosen

      The Ridge Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is a masterpiece. Rich plum and black fruit flavor profiles with a smooth finish of cedar. The Santa Cruz Mountains surely produce some great wine!

    4. Randy Glass

      Graphite and dark chocolate notes in the Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon are a revelation. The subtle cocoa aftertaste is just perfect.

    5. Jane Buchholz

      An earthy Cabernet Sauvignon Wine with a hint of chocolate and smoke. Ridge Vineyards has truly captured the essence of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

    6. Timothy Bockelman

      Just sipped on the Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. The oak flavor shines through, complemented by a burst of blackcurrant and cassis. It’s like Santa Cruz Mountains in a glass!

    7. Alexander Dibartolomeo

      Mint and coffee notes in the Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Cruz Mountains 2021 are a game-changer. Enjoyed every sip!

    8. Trevor Leonard

      John Olney has outdone himself with the Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. A luxurious combination of cherry and dark fruit flavors. The tobacco undertones add a unique twist.

    9. Michael Lee

      Red fruit and raspberry flavors in the Cabernet Sauvignon Wine are so refreshing. The hint of licorice makes it even better. Kudos to John Olney!

    10. Kevin Bentley

      The taste of toast and menthol in the Cabernet Sauvignon Wine is so unique and refreshing. John Olney’s creation is truly a masterpiece!

    11. Brandee Marquez

      Cinnamon, violet, and cranberry flavors in the Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Cruz Mountains 2021 are absolutely divine. The cream finish makes it a perfect dessert wine!

    12. Daniel Brown

      Enjoyed a bottle of Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Cruz Mountains 2021 last night. A beautiful blend of blackberry and vanilla notes, with a hint of leather. Absolutely delightful!

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    Critical Acclaim

    WIL 93
    Wilfred Wong
    The 2021 Ridge Santa Cruz Mountains Estate Cabernet Sauvignon offers excellent mountain-grown fruit in its aromas and flavors. Serve with beef pho.

    What does Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Cruz Mountains 2021 taste like?


    Light
    Bold
    Smooth
    Tannic
    Dry
    Sweet
    Soft
    Acidic
    Earthy Flavors of the wine

    leather, earthy, mushroom

    Red Fruit flavors of the wine

    cherry, raspberry, red fruit

    Oaky Flavors of the wine

    oak, tobacco, vanilla

    apple, green apple, pear

    Black Fruit Flavors of the wine

    blackberry, plum, dark fruit

    Aromas and Flavors of Spices in the wine

    pepper, licorice, cinnamon

    Citrus notes found in the wine

    citrus, lemon, blood orange

    cheese, cream, banana

    Vegetal notes found in the wine

    tomato, grass, asparagus

    raisin, fig, prune

    mango, tamarind

    Floral aromas found in the wine

    violet, lavender, perfume

    Food Pairing with Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Cruz Mountains 2021

    Our wine experts think this Bold and Structured Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Cruz Mountains 2021 wine would be a match made in heaven with these dishes. Bon appétit!

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