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2010 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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2010 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 | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2013

(includes 17% merlot, 2% petit verdot and 1% cabernet franc):  Opaque ruby.  Bright aromas of dark berries, cherry pit and flowers pick up notes of pipe tobacco and smoky minerals with air.  Juicy and precise on the palate, offering sweet blackcurrant and cherry flavors with suggestions of anise and mocha.  Shows impressive energy on the finish, which is firmed by tangy acidity and a touch of bitter cherry. 

87 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Cabernet Sauvignon

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