SRP of $13 and available for around $12. 800 cases produced. Sample submitted for review.
From the winery:
“This wine has a dark cherry, plum fruit aroma with hints of tobacco and cedar. On the palate the wine is soft with a dark fruit explosion that expresses the cherry and slight currant berry flavors. The tannins are soft and add structure to the lengthy and jammy fruit finish.
We’ve been making a concerted effort here at The Reverse Wine Snob to review more wine fromWashington State as we have been consistently impressed with the quality of the wines we’ve tasted across a very broad spectrum of grapes. Today’s wine comes from the Columbia Valley which produces about 99% of the grapes in the state. Ridge Crest is the second label of Claar Cellars. We previously reviewed their 2010 Syrah and loved it so much it still has a spot on our Top 10 Reds Under $20 list. Let’s see how the Cabernet Sauvignon measures up.
The 2011 Ridge Crest Cabernet Sauvignon begins with a very satisfying aroma full of black cherry, plum, cloves, nutmeg, and a little cedar. Tasting this smooth and very tasty wine reveals more black cherry and plum, along with cola and some great oaky spice notes that really enrich the experience. It ends dry with a long finish featuring more juicy fruit and spice. Delicious and fun to drink!
See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.
Overall Rating: 7.8
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