95% Zinfandel, 5% Petite Sirah
San Louis Obispo County
The Paso Robles vineyard is a part of the Dusi Ranch and is one of the few old Zinfandel vineyards of significant size in San Luis Obispo County. 1980 produced a full, soft wine with lovely varietal fruit. The malolactic fermentation and twenty months in small oak cooperage has contributed complexity. It should begin to open up by spring and develop beautifully with three or four years of bottle age.
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 quality 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 the Monte Bello Ridge in the Santa Cruz Mountains, our winery and main vineyards overlook San Francisco Bay.
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