Ridge Estate Merlot 2012 January 8, 2016

RIDGE Estate Merlot 2012

(Santa Cruz Mountains, CA) $50

California merlots like this have almost disappeared. For more than a decade, most have been hollow and anemic. This powerhouse is the opposite…a deeply complex merlot with a core that’s as soft as molten chocolate and yet a “frame” that’s as structured as a New York skyscraper.  Add the explosive finish, and you’ve got one of the best merlots in California. The grapes come from Ridge’s famous Monte Bello vineyard, considered one of the most legendary vineyards in California.

95 points

Get WineSpeed

Join tens of thousands of other wine lovers. Get each week’s edition of WineSpeed delivered to your inbox every Friday. It’s fast. It’s free. It’s the smartest way to stay up to speed on wine.
Email address
First Name
Last Name
Other Way You Heard About Us
Be sure to check your inbox to confim your subscription.