($50) Inky purple. Powerful, high-pitched aromas of boysenberry compote, blackcurrant and dried flowers. Lush dark fruit flavors possess liqueur-like depth but are surprisingly lithe, with gentle mineral lift and cut on the back half. Seductively sweet and expansive cabernet, finishing with impressive breadth and penetration. (JR)
Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: May/June 2010
Wine Advocate | Rating: 94
A new offering is the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon East Ridge (115 cases of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from a tiny parcel planted in 1975 and pulled out after this harvest). Aged in 60% new oak for 27 months, this stunning effort is about as compelling a Russian River Cabernet Sauvignon as one will ever find. It boasts an opaque purple color along with dense creme de cassis notes intermixed with cedarwood, licorice and spice box. This unctuously textured, full-bodied, concentrated Cabernet needs 2-4 years of bottle age and should keep for 25 or more. This will be a fabulous 'ringerƒ?_ to put in a tasting over the coming decades.