March 11, 2020
Christie’s Auction House’s recent article, The California wine producers every collector wants to have in their cellar, features Ridge in the top three California wineries that excite wine collectors and connoissuers.
From the slopes of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Ridge’s flagship Monte Bello is recognised as having helped to change the perception of Californian wine with the success of the 1971 vintage at the 1976 Judgment of Paris. It also took first place in the 30th-anniversary re-tasting.
Though Cabernet is a sure bet, the Zinfandel is equally impressive in terms of structure, length and age-ability. Its estate in Lytton Springs, Sonoma, is an exceptional piece of ground, and it consistently produces wines that are cellar-worthy yet understated and sophisticated.