Oak Ridge Winery

Ridge Vineyards

Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

Excellent cab. Nicely aged but could go more with no problem. Full bodied with light oak tones and a delectable richness in flavor. One of my favorites. — 8 days ago

Ridge Vineyards

Geyserville Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend 2012

David T
9.3

Another great Ridge. There is a bit of v/a - brettanomyces on the nose but the palate is solid. 71% Zinfandel, 19% Carignane, 7% Petite Syrah, 2% Mataro & 1% Alicante Bouschet. This blend changes year to year but, the quantity is always solid. Once again, I’ve been at this a long time, but I have never opened a bad bottle of Ridge.

Ripe, juicy; blackberries, black raspberries, plum, dark cherries, boysenberries, raspberries over that hover over the top. Touch a black pepper, dry crushed rocks, volcanic limestone minerals, dark, rich soils, pine tar, melted, dark chocolate, caramel notes, vanillin, some black tar, notes of herbaceousiness, moist clay, violet for days, some lavender, amazing acidity with a well balanced, smooth structure/tension and a beautiful finish that lasts a full minute.

Happy Labor Day weekend!
— 23 days ago

Paul, Ira and 10 others liked this

Silver Oak

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Love this ‘18 Napa Silver Oak. Tasting it at the Alexander Valley winery makes it extra special. Subtle tannins, layers of red fruit. Luxurious. — a month ago

Matt, Severn and 2 others liked this

Beaux Frères

The Upper Terrace Pinot Noir 2017

Pop and pour. A remarkable medium murky garnet color. On the nose: dark raspberry, wet forest floor, saline, orange peel, just a touch of funky stewed meat. Taste: juicy, structured wine with cherries, spice, crushed gravel, and a herbaceous tart raspberry medium plus finish. YUM! — 15 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
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Ridge Vineyards

Three Valleys Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend

This is a blend, but hit all the high notes I love about Zin. Bright big red berry jam and black pepper! — 21 days ago

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2019

John Howard
9.5

Insane nose. Palate is great too! — 19 days ago

Ira, Ely and 28 others liked this

Dirty & Rowdy

Shake Ridge Ranch Mourvedre

Mourvèdre to the head! — a month ago

Severn, Brent and 1 other liked this

Silver Oak

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Always a solid Sonoma cab. Some anise and dark fruit, dark chocolate and anise. Slight bit of dill and vanilla. Drinks young, this could go for a bit longer. Good strong tannins but smooth enough to balance my prime rib. — 5 days ago

Jillian Varner
with Jillian

Obsidian Ridge

Obsidian Ridge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Enjoying this, though it’s lower tannin than you might find a cab from other CA regions. Blackberry and leather on the nose that moves toward dark chocolate as it opens up. A bit earthy but some dark fruit too. Smooth and velvety, probably not going to age better from here. — a month ago

Jillian Varner
with Jillian

Ridge Vineyards

Buchignani Ranch Carignane 2020

This is about as good as Carignane gets. I would happily put this up against a great Carignane-centric Priorat. Gorgeous nose has deep, pure, red berry fruit, wet river stones, and a zesty dusting of spice. Just beautiful balance in the mouth. Rich fruit with no jammy excess, subtle barrel scents, subtle stony notes. Great acids. And for Carignane, with is not known for its length, it has a surprisingly lengthy, juicy finish. Very impressive. — a month ago

Daniel, Austin and 22 others liked this
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Ridge does a great job at pretty much everything.