50% Zinfandel, 25% Petite Sirah, 25% Carignane
Spring Mountain, Napa County
In the classic 1985 vintage, this old Spring Mountain vineyard produced one of the best wines we have made from these 19th-century vines. the varietal combination adds complexity to the wine’s full body and firm tannic structure. It has begun to soften, but will clearly benefit from four or five years of bottle age. PD (5/87)
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.