Shadow Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon is the value label of Bianchi Vineyards, a high end winery and vineyards located in Paso Robles, California. Bianchi has been producing the Shadow Ridge line of wines since at least 2005. The label is not mentioned on the Bianchi website and Shadow Ridge does not have a web presence of its own.
The color is cherry red with purple highlights. The nose is black cherry, dusty cocoa powder, bit oak vanilla and cedar plank. This is a soft, smooth Cabernet Sauvignon, it starts with rounded black cherry and blackberry, followed by a faint hit of chocolate and POM Wonderful. The mid palate adds strawberry and blueberries in milk. The tannins are soft and the acidity is muted. The finish starts off strong but loses steam quickly. Excellent Value !!
June 28, 2015