100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Santa Cruz Mountains
There are two major plantings on Monte Bello Ridge-our estate vineyard, and the Jimsomare vineyard from which this wine is made. Superb cabernets are not new to Jimsomare-in the 1890s they took several gold medals at the Paris Expositions. In the early 1970s, Jimsomare was again planted to Cabernet. By 1984, the vines were ten years old, and beginning to produce consistently intense wines. This excellent Cabernet will be accessible at release, and its full complexity will develop with five to eight years in bottle. PD (4/87)
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: 87.3
No. of Tasting Notes: 11
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