Since 1966 we have taken the Zinfandel grapes from the old block west of Redwood Highway on the Trentadue Ranch. These vines were part of the Hearts Desire Vineyard planted in the early 1880s. We bottle this wine separately from the Geyserville Zinfandel, specifically for our Advance Tasting Program. In 1985 the grapes matured fully and gave us the intense berry fruit we have grown to expect of the vineyard. It is rich enough to be immediately appealing, yet will age well, as have its predecessors. 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: 92
No. of Tasting Notes: 1
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