2017 Ridge Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Cruz Mountains, California, USA
"The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate showed beautifully, with gorgeous notes of cassis, crushed violets, graphite, and lead pencil all emerging from the glass. Showing plenty of richness and depth, medium to full body, good acidity, and plenty of firm tannins, it's not a blockbuster, but it has the balance and class to evolve for 15 years or more. The blend is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Petit Verdot."
Jeb Dunnuck 93 Points
"Too often overshadowed by its celebrated running mate, this exquisite wine sourced from the Monte Bello vineyard is silky and lush with lovely structure, tangy style and complexity; sock it away for a few years and be blown away."
Tasting Panel 94 Points