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2008 Ridgeback Cabernet Sauvignon, Paarl, South Africa

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Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $18

Score: 85.
The Wine-Searcher score of 85/100 is based on the following wine critic score:
Critic Score
3.5/5  
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Price History for 2008 Ridgeback Cabernet Sauvignon, Paarl, South Africa
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Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon (often shortened to "Cab Sav" or even just "Cab") is probably the most famous red wine grape variety on Earth. It is rivaled in this regard only by its Bordeaux stablemate Merlot, and its opposite number in Burgundy, Pinot Noir. The product of a natural crossing of key Bordeaux grape varieties Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon's DNA was profiled only as recently as 1997, by researchers in California. Most wine authorities agree that the crossing happened only in the past few centuries, making the variety's current fame all the more impressive. From its origins around the Medoc, the Cabern ... more


Region Hierarchy
  • Paarl wine region

    Paarl is one of South Africa’s most famous wine-producing areas. Located 37 miles (60km) inland from Cape Town and just north of Stellenbosch, it is home to some of the Western Cape’s best-known wineries. Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage, Chardonnay and Shiraz are all important grape varieties in the region.

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  • Coastal Region wine region

    The Coastal Region is a significant wine-producing area in the Western Cape that forms the heart of the South African wine industry. Stretching from Darling in the north to Cape Point and Constantia in the south, and to Stellenbosch and Paarl in the east, it accounts for nearly half of all the area under vine in South Africa.

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