Obsidian Ridge The Chief 2017

Obsidian Ridge The Chief

Ideally ripe, structured and complex, the Obsidian Ridge The Chief is an outstanding, limited production Cab-based blend. The estate vineyard in Lake County’s Red Hills AVA is over 2500 feet high planted in obsidian/volcanic rock. Decant at least two hours (important) then taste roast herbs de Provence, wild blueberries, dried black cherries, dried cedar and […]

Obsidian Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Obsidian Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2017 Obsidian Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon has a Cabernet Franc-esque aroma of fresh bay leaves, sage and thyme. Black currants, dried blueberries and dark pomegranate make a pointed entrance on the mid-palate. Structure and vibrancy persist start to finish, attributable to the 2600 feet high, sloping vineyard on deep volcanic soil. Bittersweet chocolate and black […]

Your Go-To Wine Tasting Guide and Itinerary, Part 1

Wine Tasting Dawson Wine Advisor

[vc_row][vc_column offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-2 vc_col-lg-8 vc_col-md-offset-0 vc_col-md-12″][vc_column_text] Wine Country hospitality has a little something for every type of wine, food or nature lover. It’s impressive that the $500/bottle Napa Cab buyer can enjoy lunch out next to a non-wine drinker who’s visiting Napa for its soft natural beauty. This is why when I’m asked, “what wineries do […]

OBSIDIAN RIDGE “Half Mile” Cabernet 2015

Obsidian Ridge Half Mile

Deep, dark ruby/purple color stands out. Smell and taste black currants, French roast coffee, blackberry liqueur, cola, cedar, roast almonds, dark chocolate. A powerful, complex Cabernet, Obsidian Ridge “Half Mile” is both fruit-forward (the Petite Sirah helps in this regard) and very structured (i.e. firm tannins). While it does have dryness, the fruit is so […]

OBSIDIAN RIDGE Cabernet Sauvignon 15

Obsidian Ridge Cabernet

This is an outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon that has consistently over-delivered for the price since its beginning 20 some years ago. Estate vineyard in Lake County’s Red Hills District. High (half mile) elevation, volcanic soils (thus the name Obsidian Ridge). Deep core of blackberry, black currant and black cherry. The 2015 vintage has a more savory […]