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Making the grade Wine from Steep-sloped Hidden Ridge Proves Top Notch.
Northern Arizona's Mountain Living Magazine
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Wine Wisdom: Discovering Hidden Ridge wines
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California wines, Oklahoma Roots
Oklahoma Today
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Straight from the hills: Hidden Ridge Cabernet
examiner.com - Phoenix
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Morton’s Steakhouse restaurants nationwide are offering our Hidden Ridge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon by the glass on their wine list!

If ever there were an excuse to treat yourself to a steak dinner, this is one of them! We think the Hidden Ridge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon goes well with many of Morton’s entrees, whether you choose the Filet Mignon or Bone-In Ribeye. We also recommend pairing it with the Sesame-Encrusted Yellowfin Tuna, or, from the Bar Bites menu, the Petite Filet Mignon Sandwiches and Blue Cheese French Fries. Just like great wines, we think a good meal is best shared with those near and dear, so you may even want to buy a bottle of Hidden Ridge Cabernet and pair it with the Double Porterhouse for Two. Morton’s Steakhouses are located in 28 states and territories.To find a location near you, visit www.mortons.com/locations.php.

MASTER OF WINE review by Mary Ewing-Mulligan

92 POINTS: 2005 Hidden Ridge, Sonoma County (California) Cabernet Sauvignon “55% Slope”
This is an exciting entry on California’s mountain-Cabernet scene. The vineyard is situated on the western side of Spring Mountain, just inside the Sonoma County line. The wine expresses all the compact intensity you’d expect from mountain fruit, and more. The concentration of dark fruit, spice and mineral aromas and flavors is impressive, but the wine is tight and focused, not huge and overpowering (although weighing in with 14.7 percent alcohol, and very extractive in style). Tannins are firm and commanding, but not domineering -- the product of an unusually long 40 days of skin contact, followed by 18 months of French oak, 80 percent new. Without any experience with this wine, I estimate that it will improve over five-plus years and keep for ten more. I look forward to the ride. 92 - Mary Ewing-Mulligan is 1 of only 27 masters of wine in the US

95 Points
2005 Hidden Ridge Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon
“A very fine Cabernet that combines the modern cult style of ripeness with old-fashioned structure to produce a wine of exceptional appeal. It’s rich in mountain-intense black currants, bitter chocolate, spices and smoky oak, wrapped into splendid tannins, and the finish is thoroughly dry. The grapes are from the Sonoma side of Spring Mountain, and the winemaker was veteran Marco DiGiulio.” Steve Heimoff, November 2009

92 POINTS: 2004 Hidden Ridge Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon
Bold, ripe and concentrated, with intense, perfumed plum and blackberry fruit that's well-centered and well-proportioned, finishing with firm tannins. Best from 2009 through 2016 - J. Laube full review

92 POINTS: 2003 Hidden Ridge Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon
Intense, rich and concentrated, with ripe, well-defined fruit built around ripe currant, blackberry and wild berry and framed by firm, chewy tannins. Shows of spicy, toasty oak - J. Laube full review

~ Hidden Ridge ranked in the Wine Spectator Top 10 of the Vintage details click here
~ Colorado Springs The Gazette: THE WINE GUY Shopping list of the best Califirnia Wines
~ Our 2008 Harvest video
~ Flight to Hidden Ridge Mountain Vineyards video
~ PG Blog "55% slope" article
~ Vinterviews.com "Vertical Vineyard" article
~ Steve Heimoff Blog "What a difference a county line makes...or doesn't " See this entry