86% Ruby Cabernet, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon
Santa Cruz Mountains
Our single acre of head-pruned Ruby Cabernet was planted in the late nineteen-forties. When the grapes ripen fully, as they did in 1984, they produce excellent wines. In this fine vintage, the acidity is quite firm and lends elegance to the clean Cabernet flavors. the wine should develop further elegance and complexity with five to seven years of bottle age. PD (6/86)
Begun in 1959, Ridge was one of the first of today’s chateau-size California wineries-those that limit production to attempt 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 the 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 and main vineyards overlook San Francisco Bay.
Average Rating: 78.5
No. of Tasting Notes: 3
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