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2012 Hidden Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon "55% Slope"

Winery: Hidden Ridge

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "55% Slope"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Sonoma County

State or country: CA

Price: $60

Cases produced: 3,600

KWG Score: 93.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: February 24, 2017

Wine Review: This opaque and dark ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Hidden Ridge is a fruit bomb. It opens with a fragrant boysenberry bouquet with a hint of red raspberry. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, concentrated and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a ripe black raspberry with notes of oak and black cherry. I also detected some nice hints of blueberry and minerality mixed in. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are very sticky. I would pair this Cab with slow cooked barbecue beef brisket. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Our 2012 55% Slope starts with ripe black fruit aromas followed by spice, cocoa, black tea and hibiscus. The full bodied palate is dense with the flavors of cocoa, blackberry and brown sugar, carried on smooth tannins and supple texture. The flavors of tea, chocolate and cherry carry through on the long finish.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Hidden Ridge 2012 55 Slope Cabernet Sauvignon.

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