60% Zinfandel, 30% Petite Sirah, 10% Carignane
Spring Mountain, Napa County
In 1978 this one-hundred-year-old vineyard was severely pruned and produced only six barrels of wine. In 1979 with normal pruning it recovered and produced its largest crop of recent years. The heavy yield gave us a more elegant wine than its predecessors but because of the varietals involved in their age, the wine is full and complex in character. It should be enjoyable tasting this spring and improve with three to five years of bottle age. PD(9/81)
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.