Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (750ml)
Santa Cruz Mountains
The history of Ridge Vineyards begins in 1885, when Osea Perrone, a doctor who became a prominent member of San Francisco’s Italian community, bought 180 acres near the top of Monte Bello Ridge. He terraced the slopes and planted vineyards; using native limestone, he constructed the Monte Bello Winery, producing the first vintage under that name in 1892. This unique cellar, built into the mountain side on three levels, is Ridge’s production facility. At 2600′, it is surrounded by the “upper vineyard.”
This wine is deep garnet in color. With pungent aromas of blackberry, currants, wild fennel, cola and black olive. On the palate the wine is full-bodied with medium chalky-tannins reminiscent of black tea. The wine has great depth of flavor, firm acidity and a lengthy finish.