95% Zinfandel, 5% Petite Sirah
San Louis Obispo County
In 1967 we made a fine Zinfandel from the old Dusi vineyard near Paso Robles and in 1976, to broaden the present geographical range of our wines, we returned. The regional character of the coastal vineyards of San Luis Obispo County is evident in the spice and herb flavors of this soft, full wine. It will come up sufficiently by early summer for tasting, but should improve further with several years of bottle age.
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: 87.7
No. of Tasting Notes: 5
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