1980 Howell Mountain Zinfandel

1980 Howell Mountain Zinfandel

Wine Information

65% Zinfandel, 28% Petite Sirah, 7% Carignane




Howell Mountain, Napa County

Alcohol By Volume


Vintage Notes

The old Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Carignane vines on what is now the Park-Muscatine vineyard represent a combination that was typical in the late 19th and early 20th centuries along the coastal range. The fermentation was long and difficult in 1980 and did not completely finish until the following spring. This lovely wine is quite tannic but will soften and develop with three or four years of bottle age. PD (9/82)


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.

Consumer Tasting Notes

Average Rating: 92

No. of Tasting Notes: 5

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