The long, mild autumn ripened these grapes well beyond full maturity but without the raisining that would have lessened the quality of the wine. The slight amount of residual sugar contributes to its accessibility but it will certainly develop further with three or four 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: 90.5
No. of Tasting Notes: 8
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