2008 Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 750ML
  • WA 94
  • IWC 90
  • WE 90

Reviews for 2008 Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2011
The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is compelling. Where to start? An expressive bouquet redolent of sweet herbs tobacco and incense leads to a gorgeous tapestry of dark red fruit. The Estate is drop-dead gorgeous with the... The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is compelling. Where to start? An expressive bouquet redolent of sweet herbs tobacco and incense leads to a gorgeous tapestry of dark red fruit. The Estate is drop-dead gorgeous with the silkiest of tannins that frame an extraordinary finish. This has to be one of the most compelling values in California Cabernet. In 2008 the blend is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon 20% Merlot 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Draper describes 2008 as the driest of the three drought years spanning 2006-2008. The 2008 is the first vintage for the Cabernet Sauvignon which used to be called Santa Cruz Mountains. In 2008 a spring harvest frost damaged much of the Merlot crop so there was no natural outlet for the Merlot that had previously been used in the Santa Cruz Mountains bottling but in 2009 there will be a new Merlot bottling. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2028. -AG
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2011
Vivid ruby. Oak-spicy aromas of redcurrant dried cherry and cola with a hint of smokiness in the background. Fleshy and smooth in the mouth offering juicy dark berry flavors and mounting vanilla and mocha notes. ... Vivid ruby. Oak-spicy aromas of redcurrant dried cherry and cola with a hint of smokiness in the background. Fleshy and smooth in the mouth offering juicy dark berry flavors and mounting vanilla and mocha notes. Finishes with good smoky persistence and resonating cherry and vanilla notes. Gentle tannins make for accessibility but also suggest that this will repay at least five years of patience. This wine made from the lots that are more accessible and elegantly structured than those destined for Ridge's flagship Monte Bello bottling has 20% merlot 3% petit verdot and 2% cabernet franc in the blend. -JR
WE 90
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, September 2011
A lovely Cabernet dry and rich in flavor showing lots of class. It's certainly ripe with blackberry and cherry flavors that veer into currants. There's also a minerally tang. The wine is immature now with hard tannins... A lovely Cabernet dry and rich in flavor showing lots of class. It's certainly ripe with blackberry and cherry flavors that veer into currants. There's also a minerally tang. The wine is immature now with hard tannins. Think of it as a junior version of Ridge's Montebello bottling not as long lived but still deserving of 6-8 years in a cool cellar. - S.H.