About professional Ratings
Shannon Ridge is dedicated to crafting luscious, fruit-driven wines that express the distinct characteristics of fruit grown in the high valley region of Lake County, California. Family-owned and operated, Shannon Ridge was founded in 2001. The winery's vineyards hug the mountain rims along the south-east edge of High Valley AVA. Surrounded by dramatic landscapes and pristine wilderness, the story of High Valley is clearly visible from their property. At 2,200 feet, on top of the Terre Vermeille vineyard look to your south, you'll see the deep blue waters of Clear Lake, that provide cooling winds throughout their long summer days. Turn to the west, and you can distinguish where the lava flows give way to the alluvial fan of the ancient lake bed on the valley floor. And from the north, and you can feel the cold night winds from Snow Mountain and the peaks of the Mendocino National Forest.
This is a classic, everyday drinking Cabernet. Great fruit upfront, balanced complexity on the mid-palate and a kiss of oak on the lingering, yet soft, finish.
90 Points Wine Enthusiast... This wine is definitely oaky, but in a good way, with baking spice aromas leading to mulled raspberry and cherry flavours that meld with a cocoa accent on the palate. A medium body and smooth tannins give just enough grip to the mouthfeel.