1978 Paso Robles Zinfandel Late Harvest

1978 Paso Robles Zinfandel Late Harvest

Wine Information

100% Zinfandel

Initial Sugar of Grapes at Harvest: 26.0% By Weight
Residual Sugar in the Finished Wine: 0.31% By Weight




San Luis Obispo County

Alcohol By Volume


Vintage Notes

In the warm fall of 1978 this small block of Dusi vineyard ripened well beyond full maturity and it was not until the following spring, with the wine long since in barrel, that the fermentation was complete. The richness of the late harvested grapes is evident in the nose, yet the wine is dry, almost austere, in the mouth. With its good acidity and considerable tannin, it will need at least two to three years to begin to soften. PD(3/80)


Begun in 1959, Ridge was one of the first of today’s chateau-size California wineries, that is, those that attempt only the highest quality at the quantity levels of the classified chateaux (up to 40,000 cases). All the wines are aged in small oak cooperage with the majority receiving no cellar treatment other than racking. Located above Santa Cruz Mountains, our winery and main vineyards overlook San Francisco Bay.

Consumer Tasting Notes

Average Rating: 87

No. of Tasting Notes: 2

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