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About Ridge Vineyards
One of the premier producers of Cabernet and Zinfandel blends in California, Ridge Vineyards thrives on the hands-off approach of longtime winemaker Paul Draper. These wines are generally single-site bottlings that express the unique characteristics of vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Alexander Valley and Dry Creek Valley, among others.
90 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2011
(includes 2% petite sirah): Bright ruby. Raspberry, blueberry and vanilla aromas are complicated by tobacco and dried flowers and lifted by a spicy element. Sweet and dense but lively, with energetic spicy cut and a vanillin oak nuance to the flavors of plum jam, blue fruits and licorice. A peppery, refreshingly bitter herbal note adds nerve to the long, smooth finish. I'd serve this with a spicy piece of grilled lamb or steak.