76% Zinfandel, 14% Petite Sirah, 10% Carignane
Howell Mountain, Napa County
In this small vineyard we select the oldest blocks for the Advanced Tasting Program release. The cool ’86 vintage intensified the fruit, and as always the wine is quite concentrated. Though young and tannic, this fine zinfandel is beautifully balanced. It can be tasted now, but will most certainly develop further over the next eight to ten years. PD (5/88)
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: 84
No. of Tasting Notes: 1
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