This wine shows a fine, deep red/black color with harmonious and
lifted aromas. Blueberry notes have evolved to darker blackberry
notes and the aromatics of this wine retain their bright fruit
expression but are reaching the “tipping point” between fruit and the
complex of aromas of aging. The wine’s entry on the palate is rich,
with a distinctive tannin structure and texture reminiscent of dark
chocolate, with flavors of black plums. Danelle Rosati recommends
decanting beforehand. Serve with Brizoles Greek Style Grilled Steak..
— Zelma Long, Winemaker
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APPELLATION Mendocino County
VARIETAL 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
CLONES Carefully selected Jimsomare clones by Dave Bennion,
one of the founders of Ridge Vineyards
YIELD 1.82 tons per acre
SOIL Hopland gravelly clay loam
ELEVATION Sloped vineyard at 1,000 to 1,200 feet
CLIMATE Cool summer with a late harvest
HARVEST DATES October 19, 2010
COOPERAGE 21 months in 90% lightly-used French oak
PRODUCTION 495 cases
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