This small, old vineyard is adjacent to the Park-Muscatine vines on Howell Mountain, and was planted at the same time. These grapes have ripened very fully every year, giving us rich, intense wines. This 1981 will need three or four years of bottle age to soften and should be decanted just before serving to open fully. PD (11/83)
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.