Santa Cruz Mountains
These vines, planted at the turn of the century, abandoned in the 50’s, and brought back in the late 60’s produced a scant three quarters of a ton per acre and gave us several very rich, full wines. By 1971 proper care had doubled or tripled the average yields, which, though still low, did not develop the full ripeness or the intensity of the preceding years. The 1979 vintage, while soft and elegant in style, shows the unusual character typical of this vineyard.
Begun in 1959, Ridge was one of the first of today’s chateau-size California wineries, that is, those that limit production in order to attempt the highest quality. All our wines are aged in small oak cooperage with the majority receiving no cellar treatment other than racking. Located above 2300 feet on Monte Bello Ridge in the Santa Cruz Mountains, we overlook San Francisco Bay.
Average Rating: 90
No. of Tasting Notes: 1
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