90% Barbera, 10% Zinfandel
Santa Clara County
The seven ton yield from this very old and very small vineyard represents the only Barbera we have made. Despite requests to the contrary, these vines were taken out shortly after the harvest. The varietal fruit, the firm acidity softened slightly by the malolactic fermentation, and the small cooperage aging combined to produce this excellent wine. It should be enjoyable this fall and will certainly improve with two or three years of bottle age. PD (2/79)
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
No. of Tasting Notes: 2
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