100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Santa Cruz Mountains
In 1949 William Short replanted an old vineyard on Monte Bello Ridge to Cabernet Sauvignon. We purchased that vineyard in 1959 and, since then, with the grapes we have planted, it has provided our estate Cabernet. In 1982 the cool weather and a good crop on these vines slowed ripening and the grapes matured at unusually low sugar levels. This produced an elegant, accessible wine distinct from the rest of the Monte Bello and gave us the chance to honor William Short on the occasion of our twenty-year anniversary. It will be quite enjoyable when young yet develop beautifully with several years in bottle. PD (7/84)
Founded in 1959, Ridge produced its first vintage as a bonded winery in 1962. With the 1982 wines we celebrate our twentieth anniversary. Located above 2300 feet on Monte Bello Ridge in the Santa Cruz Mountains, our winery and main vineyards overlook San Francisco Bay.
Average Rating: 89
No. of Tasting Notes: 1
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