Ridge Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Grapes for the Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon are sourced from the iconic Monte Bello estate vineyard; however, this is a more accessible wine that develops its full complexity earlier than the iconic Monte Bello. The 2019 vintage is a composition of Cabernet Sauvignon (88%), Merlot (11%) and Petit Verdot (1%). At assemblage, eighteen parcels were chosen for their alluring fruit and elegant tannins. After sixteen months of ageing, the oak has integrated and the wine has begun to soften. The high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend is reflected in the purity of the cassis-and-cedar nose. The oak is perfectly judged, framing the fruit and adding some extra structure without dominating the wine. The Ridge Estate Cabernet will continue to evolve and be most enjoyable over the next ten to fifteen years.