75% Zinfandel, 25% Petite Sirah
Howell Mountain, Napa County
This consistently intense wine remains so in the great 1985 vintage. The 100-year-old vines contribute to its complexity, with spice and berry fruit dominant in the flavor. Very firm tannins assure longevity. It should begin to soften with a year or two in bottle, and develop further with an additional three or four years. PD (7/87)
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: NR
No. of Tasting Notes: 2
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