Carmichael (Advance Tasting Program wine)

Carmichael

Vineyard

First RIDGE Carmichael: 2004
Location: Western Alexander Valley, south of Geyserville.
Soils: Loamy clay on the lower blocks
Varietals: Zinfandel Block 6, planted 1987, 5.1 acres Zinfandel Block 7, plnated 1984, 3.8 acres
Training: Head trained (no trellis), spur pruned.
Yields: 1-2.5 tons/acre

History

Originally a part of the Rancho Sotoyomi land grant, these hundred acres were purchased in the mid-1800s by Archibald Carmichael. Ridge began farming the western half in 2000. The soils differ considerably between the upper and lower blocks. The Carmichael comes from the blocks just below the abandoned right of way of the old Northwestern Pacific railroad. This is our third release from the ranch.

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