100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Santa Cruz Mountains
Cabernet Sauvignon 1967 bottled Jan 1970: Like other Ridge Cabernets, full of tannin and color when young – for this to start smoothing out substantially, it will take a few years of lying in bottle. (This may always be necessary for wines from good Cabernet grapes fermented naturally and fully on the skins.) This vintage should be similar to 1965 – not as heavy as 1964
Ridge wine is made with an emphasis on quality and naturalness that is rarely attempted. Our grapes are grown in select vineyards (usually identified on the label), where they are left to ripen to peak maturity, often at some loss of quantity. We let the wine settle and age in small barrels, with only rare cellar treatment other than racking. Varieties are not blended unless so indicated on the label. Near Black Mountain on Monte Bello Ridge, our main vineyard is 10 miles south of Palo Alto, 15 miles inland from the ocean, and over 2000 feet in elevation.
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