Initial Sugar at Harvest: 25.0% by Weight
Residual Sugar in the Finished Wine: 0.11% by Weight
In the Fall of 1981, the old Angeli vineyard on the warm slopes above Alexander Valley ripened very fully before it could be harvested. With two years of bottle age this excellent wine will soften and the richness and intensity of flavors will dominate. It should be in its prime for three or four years thereafter. PD (1/83)
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.
Average Rating: 95
No. of Tasting Notes: 3
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