Sunday, November 3, 2013

Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 2008

Date of Tasting: 24 August 2013
Wine Type: Red
Grape Varieties: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot
Alcohol: 13.5%
Origin: California, USA
Appellation: Santa Cruz Mountains
Expect to Pay: ~ THB1,800 - 2,500 (retail price in Thailand)
Chubby Score: 90/100
Value for money: 5/10
Professional Rating: WA - 94/100, WS - 89/100, JS - 92/100, WE - 90/100, ST - 90/100, DC - 17/20, CT - 91/100

Appearance: ruby
Aroma: aroma of dark fruites with cedar and graphite
Palate: medium body of Caberbet Sauvignon base with dry and fine tannins, blueberries and currants with overhanging mineral and earth, herbal, tobacco boxes, express with medium length

This Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Estate, which was call Santa Cruz, is elegant rather than big and bold. It is accessible at it s early life and is expected to perform excellently at least until the end of this decade. Not really the style that I would crape for as it lacks of sweet charm. Well, it is, nonetheless, a good bottle to enjoy. Cheers!!!!!

Score Explanation
95+ = classic and extraordinary
90+ = outstanding in its class
85+ = recommended wine with some degree of enjoyment
80+ = drinkable occasionally

WA = Wine Advocate
WS = Wine Spectator
WE = Wine Enthusiast
JR = Jancis Robinson
DC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
BH = Burghound
FS = Falstaff Magazine
ST = Stephen Tanzer
CT = Cellar Tracker Average Score

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