The long Indian summer of ’73 allowed the Geyserville vines to go well beyond full maturity. The Lytton Springs vineyard, located on the same hills, produced a small proportion of similar grapes. Together they avoided the raisin quality of many late picked wines and achieved this clean, rich varietal fruit. Though enjoyable tasting in the spring, it should be laid down for at least three years.
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.
Average Rating: 93.2
No. of Tasting Notes: 5
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