In the early seventies while looking for old Zinfandel in the Geyserville area, I tried, to no avail, to convince the owner of this small vineyard to sell us his grapes. In 1985, nearly fifteen years later, much to our delight he offered them to us. We are able to make only this one vintage, which we are bottling for our Advance Tasting Program. This relatively soft wine is elegantly structured, with lovely Zinfandel fruit. It will develop over the next year, and be at its best while still young. PD (1/87)
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: 88.3
No. of Tasting Notes: 3
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