88% Zinfandel, 4% Petite Sirah, 8% Carignane
In 1987m the old vines at Geyserville set a lower crop than usual. They matured fully, and were harvested by early September. The younger vines set a heavy crop, which delayed ripening. After light rains in September, we almost despaired, but a glorious Indian summer pushed “the final sweetness in the vine.” The wine is so well balanced that it required no fining. It will be enjoyable at release, but again in depth with several years of bottle age.
Founded in 1959, Ridge was one of the first of today’s small, fine California wineries—limiting production to achieve 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 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: 91.3
No. of Tasting Notes: 21
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