News From Ridge Vineyards

the drinks business: Paul Draper: Great wines are made with very straightforward techniques

June 20, 2013 10:41 AM
the drinks business: Paul Draper: Great wines are made with very straightforward techniquesOn 20 June 2013, UK trade periodical the drinks business published Paul Schmitt's profile of winemaker Paul Draper and his non-interventionist's approach to winemaking: "Each year the Institute of Masters of Wine and the drinks business honour an ex... [More]

Today Show: 2008 Geyserville poured at dinner for Presidents Obama and Jinping

June 18, 2013 4:08 PM
Today Show: 2008 Geyserville poured at dinner for Presidents Obama and JinpingChef Bobby Flay served Ridge 2008 Geyserville as part of an official dinner in California hosted by President Barack Obama honoring Chinese President Xi Jinping. The Today Show reports: Celebrity chef Bobby Flay cooked up dinner for not one, but two... [More]

Tasting Panel: 90 points for 2011 Estate Chardonnay

June 18, 2013 9:45 AM
Tasting Panel: 90 points for 2011 Estate ChardonnayIn the June 2013 edition of The Tasting Panel, writer Anthony Dias Blue reviews our 2011 Estate Chardonnay and awards it 90 points: "Intense, rich and ripe with smooth minerals and creamy texture; dense, juicy and balanced with lovely style." To se... [More]

Wine Spectator: 2010 Pagani Ranch garners 90 points

June 16, 2013 8:00 AM
Wine Spectator: 2010 Pagani Ranch garners 90 pointsOur 2010 Pagani Ranch Zinfandel is awarded 90 points in the 30 June 2013 issue of Wine Spectator. "Muscular but focused, offering berry pie and dill aromas and flavors that are deep and rich, yet with an appealing core of earthy tannins and bright a... [More]

Decanter: Paul Draper interview

June 7, 2013 10:00 AM
Decanter: Paul Draper interviewThe July 2013 issue of Decanter magazine has an interview with Ridge winemaker Paul Draper written by Jeannie Cho Lee MW. To read the full interview, locate a hard copy (on newsstands 6 June 2013) or order a back issue from Decanter.com. Update: To r... [More]

California Grapevine: 91 points for both Geyserville and Paso Robles Zins

June 4, 2013 11:22 AM
California Grapevine: 91 points for both Geyserville and Paso Robles ZinsIn the June 2013 issue of California Grapevine, both our 2011 Paso Robles Zinfandel and 2011 Geyserville scored 91 points. To read the full Geyserville review, click here. To readl the full Paso Robles review, click here. Geyserville wine info: consu... [More]

Underground Wine Letter: Attention All Wine Consumers: Ingredient Labeling Is Here!

June 3, 2013 1:58 PM
Underground Wine Letter: Attention All Wine Consumers: Ingredient Labeling Is Here!On 22 May 2013, John Tilson wrote about Ridge's new ingredient labeling for the Underground Wine Letter: "Ridge Vineyards, with a 50 year history of making balanced, food friendly, non manipulated wines, has forged to the front in also providing inf... [More]

NY Times: If Only the Grapes Were the Whole Story

May 31, 2013 11:00 AM
NY Times: If Only the Grapes Were the Whole StoryOn 30 May 2013, New York Times wine writer Eric Asimov wrote: "The first question might be: Why are wineries so reluctant to document what goes into their wines? Ingredient labeling is voluntary, and very few wineries have stepped up. Bonny Doon Vin... [More]

Steve Heimoff: TTB ducks more precise ABV rules in new labeling law

May 31, 2013 10:00 AM
Steve Heimoff: TTB ducks more precise ABV rules in new labeling lawOn 30 May 2013, Steve Heimoff blogged about our label ingredients commitment: "Ridge famously became the first California winery to commit to truth-in-labeling last month, with CEO/winemaker Paul Draper arguing that his winery would henceforth 'inc... [More]

Connoisseurs' Guide: 95 points (3 stars) for 2011 Geyserville

May 29, 2013 4:08 PM
Connoisseurs' Guide: 95 points (3 stars) for 2011 Geyserville  In the May 2013 issue of Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine, our 2011 Geyserville garners 95 points and three stars. "Another stunner under the Geyserville moniker, this rich, nicely layered offering combines red and black berries wi... [More]