2001 Ridge "Home Ranch" Santa Cruz Mountains Bordeaux Blend (375ml)
*Cellar Selection* Almost evenly divided between Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, this is a big mountain wine, filled with the flavors of ripe blackberries, blueberries and oak. It's young in tannins and acids. It possesses an extraordinary sense of balance and intensity, but is probably best left to age...
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright ruby-red. Bright ruby-red. Slightly porty aromas of rhubarb and tarry oak. Creamy-sweet in the mouth, but with rather roasted, rustic flavors. (ST)
Fresh and enticing aromas of spicy, cedary oak and ripe cherry and currant flavors fold together nicely, giving it a measure of intensity and complexity before turning dry... (JL)
This is the first bottling of Ridge's estate-grown "Home Ranch." In the opulent 2001 vintage, Cabernet Sauvignon was selected from 35-year-old vines and balanced with Merlot from younger blocks for a rich, sensuous classic wine. This full, complex wine reflects its ripe vintage. It is enjoyable now, and will continue to develop beautifully. 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 49% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot.