Santa Cruz Mountains
The four-and-a-half acres of Chardonnay vines on our Monte Bello Vineyard are over thirty years old. The 1982 vintage gave us a rich yet elegant wine with the distinctive character of a barrel fermentation and a full malolactic. This fine wine should be quite enjoyable by spring and develop fully with two or three 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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