Obsidian Ridge

Obsidian Ridge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.0443 ratings
9.024 pro ratings
Red Hills Lake County, North Coast, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
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Tobin Trevarthen

A wine that makes you stop and notice. Black fruit, bing cherry powered through. Cola. Still very young.

A wine that makes you stop and notice. Black fruit, bing cherry powered through. Cola. Still very young.

Apr 18th, 2018
Daniel P. Drake

Tonight's wine is the 2009 Obsidian Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon. Upon first opening there is deep juicy dark fruit that is very prevalent. Blackberry, prunes, fig, cream de cassis and a dark bakers chocolate. On the palate there is again big bold juicy dark fruit, blackberry, black currant, and black cherries. Notes of black pepper, vanilla with pronounced medium+ chewy tannins, medium + acidity and real good sustained length which doesn't want to end. I would think it still has a good 5-10 years in bottle to go. I think I purchased this for around $23.99.

Tonight's wine is the 2009 Obsidian Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon. Upon first opening there is deep juicy dark fruit that is very prevalent. Blackberry, prunes, fig, cream de cassis and a dark bakers chocolate. On the palate there is again big bold juicy dark fruit, blackberry, black currant, and black cherries. Notes of black pepper, vanilla with pronounced medium+ chewy tannins, medium + acidity and real good sustained length which doesn't want to end. I would think it still has a good 5-10 years in bottle to go. I think I purchased this for around $23.99.

2 people found it helpfulJul 7th, 2015
Jeff Bergeron

Still one of my favorite Cabs

Still one of my favorite Cabs

2 people found it helpfulAug 28th, 2013
Chris Zitzman

Bright and chewy fruit abounds from this delightful '09 Cab. The nose through the mid-palate is imbued with vibrant cherries, and the finish is not only lengthy- but a beautiful reflection of the wine that winds up on the mouth.

Bright and chewy fruit abounds from this delightful '09 Cab. The nose through the mid-palate is imbued with vibrant cherries, and the finish is not only lengthy- but a beautiful reflection of the wine that winds up on the mouth.

2 people found it helpfulMar 12th, 2013
Bob Barry

General Manager Winebow

8.9

Great value that over delivers

Great value that over delivers

1 person found it helpfulMay 28th, 2015
Chris MacLean

Solid stuff. Earthy nose, tannic finish, not too much oak in between. I could enjoy more push from the middle.

Solid stuff. Earthy nose, tannic finish, not too much oak in between. I could enjoy more push from the middle.

Jul 2nd, 2016
Boris Mathiszik

Beautiful cab. Smooth and powerful. Very nicely structured. Opens up to many facets of fruit and chocolate, but restrained and balanced. A real gem. At $25, a great value.

Beautiful cab. Smooth and powerful. Very nicely structured. Opens up to many facets of fruit and chocolate, but restrained and balanced. A real gem. At $25, a great value.

Apr 10th, 2016
Andre Lopez

I have always loved this cab and am glad to see that after a long absence from tasting this wine, my old friend is still awesome. A fantastic wine at $30 that blows away many cabs in the 50-75 range.

I have always loved this cab and am glad to see that after a long absence from tasting this wine, my old friend is still awesome. A fantastic wine at $30 that blows away many cabs in the 50-75 range.

Dec 27th, 2015
frank delzio

More round & bigger than previous vintage. . . Very promising!

More round & bigger than previous vintage. . . Very promising!

Jun 26th, 2015
David Netzer

Owner Wine House Limited

9.0

A delicious cab from 2011, the vintage no one wants. Excellent mountain Cabernet, balanced, good sweetness.

A delicious cab from 2011, the vintage no one wants. Excellent mountain Cabernet, balanced, good sweetness.

Mar 13th, 2015