News From Ridge Vineyards

A Thirsty Pilgrim's Trip to Ridge Monte Bello in Cupertino (SF Chronicle)

March 18, 2015 2:44 PM
A Thirsty Pilgrim's Trip to Ridge Monte Bello in Cupertino (SF Chronicle)  On 18 March 2015, San Francisco Chronicle wine editor Jon Bonné writes about a recent barrel tasting event he attended. Here's an excerpt of his interview with winemaker Paul Draper: “You should see if your piece of land, or wher... [More]

Ridge: World’s Most Admired Wine Brands 2015 (Drinks International)

March 10, 2015 11:23 AM
Ridge: World’s Most Admired Wine Brands 2015 (Drinks International)  Once again in 2015, Ridge is one of the World's Most Admired Wine Brands according to Drinks International. This year, Ridge ranked #7 in the world and is the highest ranked North American winery. View the full article and list at DrinksInt.c... [More]

The Red-Wine Blends Trend: More Than Just Flashy Packaging (Wall Street Journal)

March 9, 2015 9:24 AM
The Red-Wine Blends Trend: More Than Just Flashy Packaging (Wall Street Journal)In her weekly wine column (6 March 2015), Wall Street Journal wine writer Lettie Teague highlights the Ridge 2012 Three Valleys as one of the great red blends: "They're friendly, they’re cheap and they’re easy to drink—three very g... [More]

What a Wine Label Won't Tell You (Food & Wine)

February 25, 2015 10:56 AM
What a Wine Label Won't Tell You (Food & Wine)In the March 2015 issue of Food & Wine magazine, Megan Krigbaum writes about wine labels and interviews Paul Draper. Even as food-labeling laws become more stringent, winemakers face no legal requirements to reveal the ingredients in each bottle... [More]

Zinfandel: recommendations and food pairings for the elusive red wine (CBC)

January 30, 2015 12:10 PM
Zinfandel: recommendations and food pairings for the elusive red wine (CBC)  Canadian news agency CBC's On the Coast's wine columnist Barb Phillips on Ridge: "Possibly the finest Zinfandel produced, according to Phillips. The Ridge Vineyards Zinfandel offers complexity with a bit of finesse. It's aromatic, floral and ... [More]

Monte Bello Chardonnay a Top 100 wine (International Wine Report)

January 6, 2015 9:32 AM
Monte Bello Chardonnay a Top 100 wine (International Wine Report)The International Wine Report has included our Monte Bello Chardonnay in their top 100 of 2014! Here is what the International Wine Report had to say about our 2011 Monte Bello Chardonnay: "The 2011 Monte Bello Chardonnay immediately grabs your atte... [More]

91 point scores for Lytton Springs and Pagani Ranch zinfandels (Connoisseurs' Guide)

January 5, 2015 3:02 PM
91 point scores for Lytton Springs and Pagani Ranch zinfandels (Connoisseurs' Guide)New Year 2015 brings two 91 point zinfandel reviews from Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (January 2015 issue). Ridge 2012 Lytton Springs - "Although its aromas do not jump from the glass, this carefully made Zin  exhibits fine focus and v... [More]

A trio of 91 point scores from California Grapevine ring in 2015

January 5, 2015 2:51 PM
A trio of 91 point scores from California Grapevine ring in 2015In the January 2015 issue of California Grapevine, three of our wines receive 91 point scores. Ridge 2011 Monte Bello - "Medium-dark ruby; fragrant, herbal, spicy, dark cherry and blackberry fruit aroma with earthy and mineral notes, and hints of roa... [More]

Ridge Vineyards in the Aspen Times

December 16, 2014 11:49 AM
Ridge Vineyards in the Aspen TimesIn the December 4-10, 2014 issue of Aspen Times Weekly, wine writer Kelly J. Hayes profiles the winery in a visit to Monte Bello and tasting with winemaker Eric Baugher. Here's brief excerpt: "Perfection is a combination of many disparate elements, ... [More]

Geyserville & Three Valleys: San Francisco Chronicle's Top 100 Wines

December 12, 2014 12:29 PM
Geyserville & Three Valleys: San Francisco Chronicle's Top 100 WinesIn their annual list of Top 100 wines curated by wine editor Jon Bonné, the San Francisco Chronicle features two of our wines. The Ridge 2012 Geyserville was in "Top 100 Wines: Zinfandel and Other Reds" category. "After several tricky vintage... [More]