100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Santa Cruz Mountains
Ridge is located in the Santa Cruz Mountains viticultural area overlooking Santa Clara Valley and San Francisco Bay. Along these foothills, in the mid-19th century, French settlers planted the first Cabernet vines in California. The climate and soils have proved ideal for the varietal. This excellent vintage produced a complex, full-flavored wine. The tannins are firm yet round and should soften considerably by release. Despite its accessibility, it will develop further with five to ten years of bottle age.
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 yeast submerged-cap fermentations, aging in small oak cooperage, and careful racking at each 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: 92
No. of Tasting Notes: 3
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