Our 2011 has a bright medium red color with complex notes of dried
herbs and classic Cabernet aromatics. The aromas are restrained,
but deep, promising good evolution. The wine’s entry on the palate
is fresh and smooth with bright black and red fruit flavors
through the middle and finish. The wine is structured more by its
acidity than by its tannins, and as a result is bright, refreshing, and
approachable. Lovely served with White Asparagus Spears with
Lobster Champagne-Morel Sauce & Cognac Reduction.
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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 1.71 tons per acre
SOIL Hopland gravelly clay loam
ELEVATION Sloped vineyard at 1,000 to 1,200 feet
CLIMATE Exceptionally cool summer with some rain prior to harvest
HARVEST DATES October 22, 2011
COOPERAGE 21 months in 50% lightly-used French oak
PRODUCTION 638 cases
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