We’re honored that Decanter Magazine named Ridge as one of the top producers of chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon in their California 2013 Vintage Guide. Our very own Eric Baugher has also been quoted in a couple of articles that are a part of Decanter.com’s California wine focus month. Here are some brief excerpts from the articles that includes Eric’s quotes:
Across California, vines suffering through a second consecutive year of drought produced conservative yields of unusually small berries, with a high solids-to-juice ratio…‘Never before’, said Eric Baugher of Ridge Vineyards in October 2013, ‘have I had to ferment so much Cabernet Sauvignon at the same time as Zinfandel, Syrah, Carignan, and Chardonnay’.
For many winemakers and vintners, California’s 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon vintage is quite simply the finest of their careers. The best are wines for the ages. As Eric Baugher of Ridge Vineyards reveals, 2013 is ‘undoubtedly the most tannic vintage of the new millennium’, but its structure is complemented by a remarkable wealth of fruit.