11 Ridge Wines in Jeb Dunnuck’s 2019 Sonoma Report

Jeb Dunnuck

July 2021

In the recent report, “Sonoma: Looking at the 2019s,” Jeb Dunnuck reviews newly released 2019 vintages of wines from Sonoma and surrounding regions. Dunnuck includes reviews for eleven Ridge wines in this report, with four scoring 95 points or higher:

Ridge Vineyards 2018 Klein Cabernet Sauvignon

2018 Klein Cabernet Sauvignon, 96+ points

Thrilling notes of crème de cassis, lead pencil, charcoal, and tobacco leaf… Medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced, with silky yet substantial tannins, this is another riveting Cabernet from the northeast side of the Santa Cruz Mountains.
– Jeb Dunnuck

Ridge 2019 Lytton Springs

2019 Lytton Springs, 95 points

Revealing a translucent ruby/plum hue as well as beautiful cassis and red plum fruits supported by lots of savory herbs, orange blossom, cigar, and spice-driven aromas and flavors, this beauty hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, a seamless texture, moderate yet present tannins, and a great finish.
– Jeb Dunnuck

Ridge 2019 East Bench Zinfandel

2019 East Bench Zinfandel, 95 points

A great perfume of red plums, wild strawberries, and flowery incense, with just hints of cigar and dried orange peel emerging with time in the glass… It brings gorgeous intensity and richness in a medium-bodied, weightless, elegant package that delivers ripe tannins and notable acidity.
– Jeb Dunnuck

Ridge 2019 Estate Chardonnay

2019 Estate Chardonnay, 95 points

Coming from the Santa Cruz Mountains, the 2019 Chardonnay Estate offers a beautiful sense of reduction and minerality in its stone fruits, toasted brioche, and crushed stone-like aromas and flavors. A kiss of green almonds and salinity emerges with time in the glass.
– Jeb Dunnuck

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