78% Zinfandel, 17% Petite Sirah, 5% Carignane
This small vineyard includes some of the oldest vines on Howell Mountain. These centenarians are harvested separately to produce this limited release for our Advance Tasting Program. The 1984 vintage shows lovely fruit, yet the firm tannins will need several years to soften. PD (4/86)
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: 81
No. of Tasting Notes: 2
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