90% Zinfandel, 10% Petite Sirah
Dry Creek Valley
This first drought year produced a crop of superb quality on the old Lytton Springs vineyard. The earthy character typical o fthese vines is evident and combines with the oak to give a rich, complex wine. It will need six months in the bottle before tasting and should be laid down for five years or more to develop further. PD(1/78)
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.