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2009 Ridge Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Santa Cruz Mountains
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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.

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2009 Ridge Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Santa Cruz Mountains

Producer: Ridge Vineyards
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: California
Region: Central Coast
Appellation: Santa Cruz Mountains

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91 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2012

(includes 23% merlot):  Opaque ruby.  Smoky, expressive bouquet evokes cherry-vanilla, pipe tobacco, mocha and a touch of anise.  Plump, open-knit cherry and dark berry flavors show very good depth and pick up spice and floral nuances with air.  Fine-grained, gentle tannins come on late and add shape to the long, fruit-dominated finish. 

92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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