Hidden Ridge 55% Slope Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
|Region||California, Sonoma County|
Wine AdvocateThe 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon 55% Slope comes from the Sonoma side of the Mayacamas Mountains. It is 100 % Cabernet Sauvignon from a vineyard planted at 1,700 feet. This is a remarkable wine and reminiscent of the great classics from the golden era of the Mayacamas on the Napa side (such as the 1968, 1970, 1973 and 1974) come to mind when tasting this beauty. It is simply loaded. Dense purple in color, the wine has notes of licorice, crème de cassis, Asian plum sauce, cedar wood and earth. Full-bodied, opulent and irresistible already, it is capable (because of the impeccable balance and purity) of aging 20-25 or more years. This is a modern-day classic that could compete with very finest Cabernet-based wines in the world.
Wine SpectatorPowerful, chunky and chewy, this is marked by extracted blackberry and licorice flavors that shade the currant and wild berry notes. Muscular, with forceful tannins and a dense core. Best from 2019 through 2020. 3,210 cases made.