Ridge Vineyards

Drew Family Cellars

Perli Vineyard Syrah 2014

Obsessed with this wine. Rich yet fresh acidity... Bright blackberries, blueberries with a graphite inky smell and flavor. Medium plus body, nice ripe fruit, delicate tannins, medium persistence. Lovely easy drinking wine! — a day ago

Paul, Ira and 3 others liked this

Pax

Cahto Ridge Alder Springs Vineyard Syrah 2013

Nose shows the sweet, dark floral side of cold weather Syrah. Palette is mint dusted ripe plum and spring forest floor. — 9 days ago

Severn, Meg and 4 others liked this

Hidden Ridge

55% Slope Chardonnay 2016

Yes this is actually Hidden Ridge Chardonnay. Immortal Estates who took over Hidden Ridge sold this to a private label.
$13.00.
Reminds me of the Aubert Cix I just had, seriously its that good.
This could easily pass for a $75.00 bottle.
And thats off the truck & out of the freezer for quick cool down.
Wait till it settles in a few months
— 3 days ago

Shay, Daniel and 25 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Lytton Estate Dry Creek Valley Syrah Viognier 2013

I’m upping my rating over last year’s bottle... Amazing nose! Popcorn, dark chocolate, dark berry tapenade, savory earth... long finish. Can’t wait for next year and the next bottle. — 13 days ago

Shay, Shawn and 15 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Nice review!🍷

Beaux Frères

The Beaux Frères Vineyard Pinot Noir 1996

The 1996 Beaux Freres ‘The Beaux Freres Vineyard Pinot Noir (WWB, 91) is living out the end of its life in style. At this stage the wine was radically transformed with some air, providing really an hour of tertiary enjoyment with its peat moss, wild mushroom risotto and delicate cran-raspberry and lavender flavors. Beautiful, and refined, this is truly one of the best of this challenging vintage in the Willamette Valley that I have sampled. Drink 2019-2022- 91 — 14 days ago

P, Paul and 19 others liked this
Sam Shepard

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The late 90s pinots I’ve had were delicious
Dr. Owen Bargreen

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@Sam Shepard Ive been really impressed with the aging potential of these great Oregon wines 🍇
Hugh O'Riordan

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At 72 I’m worried about my aging potential!🍷🇮🇪

Craft wine Co.

Origin Omero Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2016

Pre-Labor Day festivities with friends.

Tension! Light sweetness, ripe pear peel, green-ish hay, green apple flesh, first Chenin I've ever had from OR, specifically Willamette Valley - Ribbon Ridge.
— 14 days ago

Hugh, Ryan and 19 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Lytton Estate Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah Blend 2017

Purple-Black...teeth staining. Very approachable for a young PS. Still a mouthful. Pepper, plum and fog abound. Ageable to be sure and very good now. — 3 days ago

Daniel, Shawn and 4 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Carmichael Ranch Zinfandel Blend 2015

I find Carmichael to be one of Ridge’s more elegant and lighter Zins... which means it’s still a brute but not a monster. ‘15 had better balance out of the gate than previous years. — 8 days ago

Shay, Shawn and 15 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Estate Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012

Shay A
9.3

Monthly WTF wine group night. Our theme was American oak vs French oak. All wines tasted blind. We started off with two bottles of bubbly and finished with two non-themed reds.

One of my favorites of the night, and still improving. Everything about this was classic and balanced. Not overtly American oak driven but there is definitely a cooled coconut note with espresso on the nose. Dusty. Sweet tannins with juicy blackberries and underripe blueberries highlight the finish. Enjoyable now if you give it 1-2hrs in the decanter, but better in 5yrs. Thanks
@Mark Flesher
— 4 days ago

Ryan GWill AdamsJack Thompson
with Ryan, Will and 4 others
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Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

This was a bottle consumed in an "American v French Oak" blind tasting and was paired with a 2012 Hourglass Blueline Cab. Stumped about 50% of people. Baby Bello in 100% American Oak, nose of black fruit, tobacco, a little herbal. Entered with good stiff oak astringency. Blackberry, tobacco leaf, oregano and basil notes. This wine was very balanced, and the finish of this wine still had quite a bit of stiff oak tannin but was very balanced and quite a bit more elegant than I expected it to be. Nice wine. The Hourglass definitely had more roasted notes and vanilla and toffee which gave the French Oak away to me. Vs. the Hourglass Blueline cab, this was my huckleberry.
9.3

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1997

Mind-blowingly good. Powerful, cassis-driven nose led a silky, layered tapestry of cedar, more cassis, old red cherry and fully resolved tannins. We didn’t decant but it faded from its peak within 30 mins of PnP, so drink up. — 3 days ago

Shay, James and 24 others liked this
James Forsyth

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Sounds amazing. A little jealous!
Ron R

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LM, from your cellar, or from the wine list? Thanks...
LM Segal

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Reserve list at Beatrice (best Italian in Montreal) to return a huge favor