95% Zinfandel, 5% Petite Sirah
In this vintage, we harvested several of the oldest vineyards on the Trentadue ranch to make a fine Zinfandel. The classic varietal fruit from these gravelly soils gained in elegance and complexity with a full malolactic fermentation and fifteen months in small oak cooperage. This wine will develop fully over the next seven or eight years, yet its style and balance make it accessible even now.
Founded in 1959, Ridge was one of the first of today’s small, fine California wineries- limiting production to achieve the highest quality. From the beginning, close adherence to traditional winemaking techniques has set Ridge apart. This approach determines our style and includes the use of natural yeasts in extended, submerged-cap fermentations, aging in small oak cooperage, and careful racking at every transfer to achieve clarity. Located above 2300 feet on Monte Bello Ridge in the Santa Cruz Mountains, our winery overlooks San Francisco Bay.
Average Rating: 83
No. of Tasting Notes: 4
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