2010 Monument Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon
Monument Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from a handful of blocks situated on the spine of the primary mountain crest that runs through the estate. These blocks are blended to personify the ridgeline, which is comprised of a wide variety of soils, solid exposure to the sun and breeze and—as the fog line stops at 1,800 feet—two very different mesoclimates found on either end of this dividing line.
The Monument Ridge conveys aromas and flavors of dried blackberry leaves, juniper, cardamom, wild red berries, black pepper, and wet, black slate. The mouthfeel is defined by firm and elegant tannins with a distinct concentration, dark chocolate finish and a sagebrush note so common to the wines from this ridge.