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1 1 E XTREME M OUNTAIN T ERRAIN C ABERNET S AUVIGNON HIDDEN RIDGE VINEYARD

2 Located on one of the steepest vineyard sites in all of California, Hidden Ridge Vineyard stands alone. Elevations range from 900 to 1,700 feet and as steep as 55% slope. 2

3 Spectacular and Extreme “It should be no surprise that truly distinctive wine comes from this ground, and it is true, year after year, to its origin.” Winemaker Timothy Milos 3

4 Determination, Dedication and Daring Entrepreneurs, Oklahoma natives, and husband and wife team, Casidy Ward and Lynn Hofacket purchased an abandoned private hunting club on a remote, Mayacamas mountain property in Over the course of six years, working alone for the most part, they transformed the untamed wilderness area into the magnificently terraced vineyard that is today Hidden Ridge. The ultimate “sweat equity project” and a truly amazing accomplishment considering the extreme mountain terrain. 4

5 Timothy Milos  Handcrafted by well recognized veteran winemaker, Timothy Milos single vineyard estate  High mountain style cabernet sauvignon from extreme single vineyard estate “west side” of Spring Mountain  Ideal mountain cabernet location on the “west side” of Spring Mountain neighbors; Pride Mountain and Paloma  Closest neighbors; Pride Mountain and Paloma Vineyards. small berry mountain fruit  Rich, concentrated, small berry mountain fruit mily-owned limited production winery  Exclusive, family-owned, ultra- premium, limited production winery Hidden Ridge – The Essentials 5

6 Hidden Ridge 55% Slope Cabernet Sauvignon T ASTING N OTES  Dark and brooding, with aromas of huckleberry, red cassis and black tea, laced with hibiscus flower and brown sugar.  The palate offers layers of dense cocoa, sweet spice, ripe black fruit, with touches of violet.  The finish completes with hibiscus, sweet huckleberry, smoky tea, and cocoa tannins. 6

7 Hidden Ridge Impassable Mountain Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Winemaker Timothy Milos selects the very best barrels of each vintage to craft Impassable Mountain Reserve. Winemaker Timothy Milos selects the very best barrels of each vintage to craft Impassable Mountain Reserve. T ASTING N OTES  A dark concentrated wine, focused aromas of ollalieberry, violets and rose are followed by caramelized sugar, red cassis and black tea.  Layered and dense, the palate seduces with sweet spice, black fruit, cocoa and fine grained tannin.  Flavors of fruit, spice and mocha carry through the finish.  Elegant New Reserve Package with 2012 vintage release. 7

8 Impassable Mountain Reserve New Package 2012 Vintage 8

9  Located in the Mayacamas Range between Napa & Sonoma Counties.  So remote the area was referred to as the “Impassable Mountain” on 19 th century surveyor maps.  Terrain offers an abundance of micro-climates.  54 acres of Cabernet clones 337, 4, 7, 169 and one acre of Petit Verdot; divided into 21 blocks.  Uplifted & faulted over time. The vineyard has round river rocks found on the tops of ridges.  Vineyard soils are Sonoma volcanic shale (volcanic basalt) and sandy clay loam.  Planted with inside & outside rows of 5% grade terraces that follow the natural shape of the mountain for optimum sun orientation.  VSP trellis system, modified to allow late afternoon shade. Hidden Ridge Vineyard Overview 28 Degree (55%) Slopes 900’ to 1,700’ Elevations 9

10 Hands On It is truly the last of its kind. Because of hillside ordinances this vineyard could not be developed today. It is truly the last of its kind. dedicated to keeping production small and exclusively estate grown Hofacket and Ward are dedicated to keeping production small and exclusively estate grown to secure for a long time to come the future of their unique and exceptional vineyard. 10

11 A Winemaker’s Delight A vineyard so steep, so well developed, so interesting in its planning scheme and with so much vision behind it that I could not help but be blown away “In 1999, I was introduced to a vineyard that quite literally shifted the paradigm for me. A vineyard so steep, so well developed, so interesting in its planning scheme and with so much vision behind it that I could not help but be blown away…It’s really that amazing.” Marco DiGiulio, former consulting winemaker “…the challenge and the opportunity winemaker's delight “…the challenge and the opportunity of this unique property is a winemaker's delight.” Winemaker, Tim Milos A T RUE “H IDDEN G EM ” 11

12 Winemaking  Winemaker, Timothy Milos, is a veteran winemaker acclaimed as an extreme mountain wine specialist. He has partnered with renowned consulting winemaker Marco DiGiulio for many years.  Other projects include Haber Family Vineyards, Howell at the Moon Winery, Liquid Sky Vineyards, Loomis Family Vineyards, and Rubissow Wines.  Minimalist neoclassical winemaking  Meticulous sorting and gentle fruit handling  Native fermentations  Long macerations  2 years in 80% new French Oak  Bottled unfined and unfiltered Tim Milos, Winemaker Winemaker Timothy Milos brings an enormous respect for the vineyard’s distinct characteristics to the winemaking process. 12

13 A History of Excellence ROBERT M. PARKER, JR. Wine Advocate 12/ POINTS “T HIS S TUNNING 2009 IS “T HIS S TUNNING 2009 IS ONE OF THE F INEST S ONOMA C OUNTY C ABERNET S AUVIGNONS E VER P RODUCED.” RP E VER P RODUCED.” RP Best Value for artisan-made, mountain Cabernet “This is a rare, extreme mountain cabernet for $45 that compares favorably with Peter Michael, Lancaster, Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages, and Silver Oak. Truly a Best Value for artisan-made, mountain Cabernet.” David Biggar, Vintage Point 2009 CABERNET SAUVIGNON 55% SLOPE 13

14 A History of Excellence 55% SLOPE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 93 P OINTS 93 P OINTS 2009 J. Laube, Wine Spectator,4/ P OINTS 94+ P OINTS 2009 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 12/13 91 P OINTS 91 P OINTS “ Cellar Selection ” 2009 Wine Enthusiast 4/14 92 P OINTS 92 P OINTS 2008 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 12/13 92 P OINTS 92 P OINTS 2008 J. Laube, Wine Spectator, 7/13 92 P OINTS 92 P OINTS 2007 S. Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, 5-6/13 94 P OINTS 94 P OINTS 2007 Wine Enthusiast, 3/12 91 P OINTS 91 P OINTS 2006 W INEREVIEWONLINE. COM 9/10 95 P OINTS 95 P OINTS 2005 W INE E NTHUSIAST 11/09 “20 TO W ATCH E XCITING N EW C ABERNET P RODUCERS ” “20 TO W ATCH E XCITING N EW C ABERNET P RODUCERS ” W INE S PEC 11/07 92 P OINTS 92 P OINTS 2004 W INE S PECTATOR 10/07 92 P OINTS 92 P OINTS 2003,W INE S PECTATOR 7/07 IMPASSABLE MOUNTAIN RESERVE 96 P OINTS 96 P OINTS 2009 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 12/13 96 P OINTS 96 P OINTS 2008 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 12/13 95 P OINTS “ Cellar Selection ” 95 P OINTS “ Cellar Selection ” 2007 Wine Enthusiast 12/12 N AMED IN THE 2012 T EN H OTTEST B RANDS N AMED IN THE 2012 T EN H OTTEST B RANDS BY Wine Business Monthly C ONSISTENT A PPLAUSE FROM T OP W INE P RESS FROM ITS 2003 D EBUT R ELEASE FROM ITS 2003 D EBUT R ELEASE 14

15 Google Earth For a unique virtual tour visit Hidden Ridge Google Earth 38 29'50.95"N, '09.40"W 15

16 Hidden Ridge Summary  Spring Mountain Cabernet from Extreme Terrain, Mountain Vineyard Site  Timothy Milos and Marco DiGiulio Winemakers; both praised as mountain wine specialists  Exclusive, Small Allocation, Family Owned and Family Farmed  Rich, Lush, Concentrated, Small Berry Mountain Fruit  Consistent, Excellent Press from Top Wine Critics 16


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