1970 Mendocino Petite Sirah

1970 Mendocino Petite Sirah

Wine Information

100% Petite Sirah

Vintage

1970

Appellation

Redwood Valley

Alcohol By Volume

12.5%

Vintage Notes

This full, fruity wine developed beautifully in the wood. The malo-lactic fermentation was complete and resulted in softness and increased complexity. It should be enjoyable by early next year though it will certainly develop with further bottle aging. PD (5/72)

History

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 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.

Consumer Tasting Notes