84% Zinfandel, 10% Petite Sirah, 6% Carignane
This is our twenty-first vintage from the Geyserville vineyard. In most years, the old block of Carignane has been included, and in recent years the 104-year-old mixed block of Zinfandel, Carignane and Petite Sirah has contributed its share to the complexity we seek. At this writing, the tannins are still quite firm, but, as they soften, will provide backbone for aging. This lovely wine should be enjoyable within a year, and develop fully over the next six or seven years.
Founded in 1959, Ridgewas one of the first of today’s small, fine California wineries—limiting production to achieve the highest quality. Fron the beginning, close adherence to traditional winemaking techniques has set Ridge apart. This approach determines our style and includes the use of natural yeast submerged-cap fermentations, aging in small oak cooperage, and careful racking at each transfer to achieve clarity. Located above 2300 feet on Monte Bello Ridge in the Santa Cruz Mountains, our winery overlooks San Francisco Bay
Average Rating: 85.8
No. of Tasting Notes: 6
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