2014 Black Ridge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Santa Cruz Mountains AVA
“Dark red inky color. Intense scents of cocoa, sage, boysenberry, and blackberry. Upon aeration, notes of minerality, ripe cherry, and ripe cranberry round out the nose. These characters continue seamlessly into the palate and build in intensity. The big, juicy tannins and vibrant acidity bring this Cabernet the best of all worlds of being big and fresh at the same time. The intricate, sophisticated, and lengthy finish give way to a long lifespan for this distinctive wine. Enjoy now through 2027.”
~Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking
“Deep ruby color; toasty plum nose; smooth texture and juicy style with plum, berries and cassis; notes of spice, oak and tangy acidity; smooth, balanced and long.”.
Anthony Dias Blue
Growers: Jim Landes and Fred Faltersack
Winemaker: Bill Brosseau
Appellation: Santa Cruz Mountains AVA
Barrel Aging: 31 months
Cooperage: 100% French Oak, 88% new
Production: 8 barrels
Composition: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
Acidity: 6.81 g/L – 3.46 pH
Harvest: October 2014
Consume Now through 2027
The Black Ridge Vineyard
Located on the inland side of the coastal Santa Cruz Mountains Appellation, Black Ridge Vineyards produces Testarossa’s Bordeaux varietals consisting of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot.
This historic vineyard is ideally situated to avoid the harsh coastal winds and fog that cover the majority of the appellation. The vineyard was originally planted in the mid 19th century, but replaced by prune trees during Prohibition and then a Christmas tree farm. In 1999, it was returned to its original roots with grapevines. Testarossa Director of Winemaking Bill Brosseau oversees the management of the vineyard working closely with vineyard staff that take great care in hand manicuring this one of a kind vineyard.