1985 Rutherford Chardonnay

1985 Rutherford Chardonnay

Wine Information

Adamson Vineyard Chardonnay




Rutherford, Napa Valley

Alcohol By Volume


Vintage Notes

Since 1962 we have produced a very limited amount of Chardonnay from our Monte Bello vineyards. In 1985 we harvested eight tons from the Adamson Vineyard in Rutherford for release to our Advance Tasting Program. The grapes were fully ripe and the fruit is quite intense. Firm acidity and excellent definition will ensure the wine’s graceful development with a year or two of bottle age. PD (6/86)


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.


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