Hidden Ridge is really hidden behind a ridge on the back of Spring Mountain, the esteemed appellation of Napa Valley. Hidden Ridge’ neighbor Kamen has received great accolades over the years, and now is their turn!
Marco di Giulo has been the winemaker since day 1. With some years under his belt working with this “55 degree slope” vineyard I would say that they wine quality has improved nicely. This latest release is gorgeous and as always limited!
Anthony Dias Blue gives this wine 96 POINTS and says:
“Dark, lush and fragrant; velvety smooth and supple with ripe black plum and blackberry fruit; notes of chocolate, spice and leather; dense, long and beautifully balanced; rich and layered with seamless structure and harmony.”
Located on the back of Spring Mountain (Sonoma side), this winery has been turning heads the last couple of years. Simple, non-interventionist winemaking showcases the unique character of the vineyard in this wine. Fragrant and lush, the 2006 Hidden Ridge Cabernet offers a veritable bounty of blue and red fruit flavors with spice and toast notes consistent with the wine’s style. The 2006 favors a bit more elegance as the wine evolves in the glass, continuing with chocolate and spice notes accenting the rich fruit. This wine will be best enjoyed in three to five years as the marriage of the mountain fruit and oak fully develops.
Hidden Ridge 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate, Sonoma
RETAIL 75.00 – GGWC 44.99 (on six bottles or more)