The legendary winery from Santa Cruz, and more recently Sonoma, has been making some of the most sought after wines from the USA for decades. Acclaim that would have been unimaginable to William Short in the 1940s when he and three students from Stanford revived the abandoned winery and Monte Bello vineyard in Santa Cruz and begun to experiment with Cabernet Sauvignon. Today's owner and CEO Paul Draper, voted Winemakers' winemaker of the year in 2013 at Prowein, is known for his early harvests in the vineyard and non-interventionist style in the winery. He believes that overripe grapes obliterate vineyard...
Healthy deep red. Good energy and nuance to the aromas of plum, currant, tobacco and milk chocolate The palate conveys an old-vines intensity and good lift to the currant and wild mint flavors. The sweetest and lushest of these 2011s to this point, finishing with firm, building tannins and very good balancing acidity.91 Points.more
Bottle 75cl £48.60 £44.00
"The 2012 Sauvignon Blanc is classy, beautiful and elegant. Mint, white flowers, peach and nectarine jump from the glass in this beautifully delineated Sauvignon Blanc. Bright saline notes support the finish. This is a gorgeous showing. The Sauvignon Blanc was fermented in concrete and aged in barrel. Antonio Galloni 92 ptsmore
Bottle 75cl £52.60 £47.60
Wines from the USA with finesse and vineyard definition? Yes, and in the case of Ridge, they've been doing it for decades!