Robb Report‘s recent article, “26 Stellar Wines Under $100 (That Taste Like They Cost a Lot More)”, recommends our 2015 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon:
“A wine cellar populated with expertly curated, closely managed bottles—maturing through time to their optimum drinking moment—is a wonderful thing. Should you be so lucky to be sitting on such a collection, your special occasions are covered as those bottles meet their moments. But what of the spontaneous Friday night? What you need then are bottles that go easy on your wallet but over-deliver on their price.”
Ridge Vineyards 2015 Estate Cabernet Santa Cruz Mountains
This iconic California producer is better known for its Monte Bello Cabernet, which famously beat some of the best Bordeaux in the 1976 Judgment of Paris tasting—and came in first over both Bordeaux and Napa in the 30-year rematch. But that wine tops $200 now. Ridge Vineyards, Monte Bello’s little sister, in the $70 range, offers fruit from the same vineyard, along with seriously good winemaking. Savory, aromatic notes of black olive and cedar augment black currant, licorice, and spice, with an elegant tannin structure.