57% Zinfandel, 33% Petite Sirah, 10% Carignane
This one hundred year old vineyard produced a well structured, elegant and unusual wine in the 1981 vintage. The vineyard blend of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, and Carignane was proven by the small wineries of the pre-prohibition era to be the best combination for making a complex, long-aging California claret. This fine wine should come together fully with a year or two of bottle age. PD (7/83)
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: 92
No. of Tasting Notes: 1
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