1980 Amador Zinfandel

1980 Amador Zinfandel




Foothills Amador County

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Vintage Notes

This vintage produced rich, full wines in almost all our vineyard areas. In Amador County, we combined the softer, more accessible cuvées from both of our vineyards to produce this lovely Zinfandel. The fruit typical of the region is enhanced by the complexity achieved through the secondary fermentation and small cooperage aging. Although enjoyable by spring, this wine should develop beautifully with two or three years of bottle age. PD (12/81)


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 2300 feet on Monte Bello Ridge in the Santa Cruz Mountains, our winery and main vineyards overlook San Francisco Bay.

Consumer Tasting Notes

Average Rating: 90.3

No. of Tasting Notes: 3

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