Ridge Vineyards Estate Merlot 2012

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SKU 21860


Deep purple/ruby color. Ripe blackberry fruit, cola, exotic spice, eucalyptus. Elegant entry; full body, with black currant fruit, dried herbs, firm acid; red fruit and sweet oak in a lingering finish.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Central Coast
Appellation Santa Cruz Mountains
Brand Ridge Vineyards
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
  • wa91

Wine AdvocateMade from 100% Merlot and checking in at 13.5% natural alcohol, the 2012 Merlot Estate sports an inky purple color to go with terrific notes of black cherries, crème brulee, spice, smoked herbs and licorice. Fabulously pure with medium to full-bodied richness, no hard edges ,and both freshness and richness, it's one of the top Merlots I've tasted from the Santa Cruz Mountains; it will have upwards of 10-15 years of longevity.

Jeb Dunnuck, October 2015
  • ws83

Wine SpectatorTight and not very generous, with dense flavors of tart cherry, tobacco and roasted herb. Finishes with hard tannins. Drink now through 2020. 1,400 cases made.

Tim Fish, 2015