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2016 Ridge Klein Cabernet Sauvignon

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April 7, 2024 - $82



94The Wine Advocate

...aromas of sage brush, bay leaf, iron, dried herbs, pencil shavings, cedar and crushed stone—there's so much here, before you even get to the fruit—with warm red and black cherries, plums and currants...medium to full-bodied and minerally to begin, fleshing out to spicy fruits, with firm, pixelated tannins and seamless freshness, finishing very long and nuanced.

92-95Vinous / IWC

...simply superb. Graphite, sage, lavender, and menthol add layers of nuance...


United States, California, Santa Cruz Mountains

Santa Cruz Mountains AVA includes high elevation territory in the counties of Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Mateo. The AVA follows the coast line from San Francisco to Monterey with elevations from 400 feet to 3,000 feet above sea level. There are 1,500 vineyard acres and the AVA was established in 1981. Despite the challenging terrain in these rugged mountains and hills, highly esteemed wineries have been located here since the early 20th century, when Paul Masson, a Frenchman by birth, started making sparkling wine in the area. By the 1970s vineyards were growing Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Numerous microclimates within the AVA offer viticulturists diverse growing conditions, and many varietals are grown successfully.


Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.


2016 Ridge Klein Cabernet Sauvignon

Monte Bello Vineyards