Hidden Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon 55% Slope 2012 | High Elevation Mountain Cabernet
Hidden Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon 55% Slope 2012 displays a deep purple color with ruby hints. The nose is full of blackcurrant jelly, blackberries, pipe tobacco, vanillin, clove, and toasty oak. Lusciously full-bodied, with soft, fine tannins and a weighty mid-palate full of rich fruit and oak spice. And then lingering fruit on the finish. Enjoy Winemaker Tim Milos exciting creation.
The Hidden Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon 55% Slope 2012 exhibits an opaque ruby/purple color as well as beautiful, sweet crème de cassis. Also, Asian plum sauce, licorice and forest floor notes. Full-bodied with velvety tannins. And impressive concentration, texture, and length. As a result, this superb Cabernet can be drunk early in life because of its velvety opulence or cellared for two decades.
About Hidden Ridge | World Class Cabernets
Hidden Ridge is set amidst Mayacamas mountain terrain so remote and rugged. While 48 planted acres of Cabernet Sauvignon on the Sonoma side can only be accessed via 4-wheel-drive trucks and helicopters. Yet up against a twisting, jagged path, this special plot exists in a land of extremes on the Sonoma County side of Spring Mountain. Hence, at 1,700 feet above sea level, Cabernet vines search deep into the sandy loam and volcanic basalt that make up slopes, which are indeed slanted at a 55% degree angle. Steep enough to make you look over your shoulder at the abyss below. And double-check that your boots are flat on the ground. Hence, the vineyards are by necessity tended only by hand.
Since the site is located above the fog line, sprawl terracing ensures that a mix of shade, mountaintop sunshine. And stiff breezes endow the grapes with their powerful tannic structure and firm acids.
So this is truly one of the most breathtaking vineyards we’ve laid eyes on in Northern California, and the wines are a direct translation. Again we quote Parker, who bequeathed to Hidden Ridge nine scores between 94-100 points in recent vintages. “These are clearly world-class Cabernets and should be considered by any serious collector for their cellars.
100 Point Winemaker Tim Milos
From a stunning mountain vineyard perched at 1,700 feet elevation, 100-point winemaker Tim Milos crafted this Hidden Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon 55% Slope 2012. 2012 was the first of the epic drought years in Napa and this Cabernet is perfectly cellared and ready to drink now. Robert Parker’s 94-point review called it “full-bodied” with “velvety tannins,” beautifully concentrated dark fruit, and “sweet crème de cassis.”