Hidden Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Surrounded by gnarled oak and Manzanita forests on the south and western slopes of Spring Mountain in the Mayacamas mountain range, Hidden Ridge Vineyard is so remote it can be reached only by heavy-duty four-wheel-drive vehicles, by foot or by helicopter. The 55-acre vineyard was developed and planted by husband and wife team Casidy Ward and Lynn Hofacket to grow stellar mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. Made by winemaking team Marco DiGiulio and Timothy Milos at Bin to Bottle in Napa, efforts in the vineyard and the cellar have produced a Cabernet Sauvignon that sings loudly, on slopes as steep as 55%.
Bought this on a recommendation from a friend. This Cabernet is a blend of 3 vineyards and aged for 20 months in French oak (85% new). Dense deep red with full berry aromas and subtle herbs. On the palate, rich concentrated blackberry flavors with oak, cacao and pepper spice. Well structured with smooth tannins, great mouthfeel on a lingering finish ending with mineral tones. Still has room to run, wish I bought a few more bottles for the cellar. Very Nice!