Widaman is really hitting his stride with this very impressive 2019 – the richest and most complete (and highest rated) Pine Ridge Cabernet to date!
Handfuls of smushed, ripe blueberries and freshly sharpened graphite bound out of the glass. Mouth-watering acidity, balanced by finely integrated tannins, is enveloped by flavors of cinnamon spiced plum with vanilla accents. On the finish, aromatics of French press coffee, mixed berries and coconut slowly recede into the distance. Pair with Mole Coloradito. Enjoy now through 2029.
Where the 2018 vintage struck me as being rooted more in its Stags Leap component, this 2019 seems to reflect the bigger, richer and fuller style of its Howell Mountain, Oakville and Rutherford fruit.
And for a Cabernet of this quality, pedigree and track record, it’s clearly an unusual value.