Somewhat of a unicorn, to say the least. Noble Ridge produced King’s Ransom Cabernet Sauvignon once, being the 2015 vintage. For a winery in Okanagan Falls where Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and traditional method sparking wine seem ideally suited for their terroir, what a surprise to see they deliver such a spectacular expression of Okanagan Cabernet.
Noble Ridge’s King’s Ransom Cabernet is a deep colour, with a very full and complex bouquet, showing ripe dark fruit, cassis, menthol, plum, and cedar notes. The palate shows impressive dark fruit, cassis, with great intensity, along with polished well integrated tannins persisting on the extra long, rich/refreshing/textured finish. One of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon’s I’ve tasted in the Okanagan Valley in the past decade. Hope this won’t be the only vintage of King’s Ransom Cabernet. 96 points. Tasted September 2022. Matt Steeves – http://www.quercusvino.ca
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