Santa Cruz Mountains
These three acres of old Zinfandel planted at the turn of the century are the last remnant of the vines that once covered more than one hundred acres of the Picchetti ranch. The wines are usually medium in body and high in acidity; the former probably due to the relatively large berries and the latter to uneven ripening and the very cool region. The 1980 shows the distinctive and unusual character typical of the vineyard and should develop with three or four years of bottle age. PD (11/82)
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.