Santa Cruz Mountains
A quantity of only one and half barrels of this vintage of Chardonnay was produced; and for this, selective pickings were made at three different times in order to obtain the grapes at their best. It is richer and less tart than the Chard 65, but otherwise similar, being a big, flavorful wine that also needs careful handling.
Ridge wine is made with an emphasis on quality and naturalness that is rarely attempted. Our grapes are grown in unirrigated vineyards to maximal maturity, often at a cost of some loss of crop. We let our wine settle and age in small barrels, with only rare use of cellar treatment other than racking. Varieties are not blended unless so indicated on the label. Near Black Mountain on Monte Bello Ridge, the Ridge Vineyards site is 10 miles south of Palo Alto, 15 miles inland from the ocean, and over 2,000 feet in elevation.
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