Cuda Ridge Wines

Cuda Ridge Wines

Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Here is my #FridayCabernetfix for this week.

Pretty color of dark ruby, with a cloudy reddish rim.

Fruity nose with blueberries, currants, cherries, light wood, honeysuckle, spices, pencil lead, earth, herbs, black pepper and dark coffee.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with red currants, black plums, oak, tobacco, earth, spices, licorice, light vegetables, dark coffee, cloves, herbs and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a nice Cabernet based Bordeaux blend from California. Showing a nice mouthfeel at this point, with mild complexity.

I had it last year, and this time I gave it a couple of hours in a decanter to open up.

Showing interesting notes of honeysuckle, which surprised me. This five year old is soft and engaging. Tangy and interesting.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with salami, Brie cheese and crackers.

Aged for 29 months in French Oak barrels. A blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec.

13.8% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

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Ridge Vineyards

Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

Burgundian in style. Citrus and flint nose. Medium in body. Almond, vanilla, and wet stone. Firm acidity with a pineapple finish. Great with king crab legs in a lemon chili butter. #ridgewines #rokaakor — 4 hours ago

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Alex, Deborah and 5 others liked this

Beaux Frères

Belles Soeurs Cuvée Ribbon Ridge Pinot Noir 2017

Light, mildly dry, some acidity on the finish. Cranberries and strawberries on palate. — 16 days ago

Michael SeelyJoe Roth
with Michael and Joe
Tom, Mike and 12 others liked this

Cameron Winery

Ribbon Ridge Pinot Noir 2016

Holy cow. Opened yesterday, notes from over 24 hrs open. So much better than my last btl: everything has fallen into place. On the nose: soft mushroomy funk, black cherry, wild strawberry, spice, soft leather. On the palate: fantastic acidity, wild strawberry, cinnamon spice, good density, very hi-toned, and soft, very finely-grained tannin on the finish. Yum. — 3 days ago

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A Tribute to Grace Wines

Shake Ridge Ranch Grenache 2018

Delicate Grenache fruit and soft approach -really pretty soft tannins -thanks Sunshine & Nate — 6 days ago

Mark Eastom
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Witching Stick

Cerise Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Pretty color, good on the nose. Drank with Matt in Mendocino after spending an evening trying to order food in the town. Talked about pregnancy. — 17 hours ago


Double Dead Guy Ale Malt

A perfect ale to quench a Halloween thirst.

6.8% ABV - October 30, 2020 💀
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Willie, Jody and 6 others liked this

Cameron Winery

Abbey Ridge Chardonnay 2017

The more I drink these wines the more I’m convinced they are some@of america’a best chards. Laid back remarkable — 5 days ago

Paul, Arden and 11 others liked this

Dirty & Rowdy

Shake Ridge Ranch Mourvedre 2013

The boys have come a long way. This wine had Mourvèdre depth for days — 5 days ago

Eric, Paul and 8 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

East Bench Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2013

Loaded brambly fruit overwhelmed our braised short rib. Reserve for grilled meats or cream sauces. Still, a fruit bomb I can get behind. — 8 days ago

Diana Cho
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Diana Cho

Diana Cho

Dark ruby and bold mouth feel. Too big for our braised short ribs, but decently structured for the truffle Mac & cheese. Ridge never disappoints. We will just need to pair it better next time.