Santa Cruz Mountains
Like our 1970 Chardonnay Vine Hill, this wine is in the tradition of an old-style White Burgundy. It is a dry and sturdy wine that will age well, and like the 1965, should reach a peak in four to five years. Being an unfiltered white wine, it will be found to have thrown sediment and should be handled very carefully when prepared for serving.
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.
See all food pairing recipes we have created specifically for this wine.See pairings