Ridge Named One of California’s Top Chardonnay Producers

Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator has named Ridge one of California’s Top Chardonnay Producers (July 2012)

“That Ridge is successful with both Cabernet and Chardonnay from its perch in the Santa Cruz Mountains is a singular accomplishment. The Monte Bello Chardonnay is a seamless, rich and occasionally opulent wine. Whole-cluster pressed and barrel-fermented, it reflects its cool-climate origin and the limestone subsoils. Like the Cabernet, it is aged in American oak. Paul Draper, winemaker since 1969, provides vision and direction.  Eric Baugher is winemaker.”  – James Laube