100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Santa Cruz Mountains
There are two major vineyards on Monte Bello Ridge-our estate (2300′-2600′) and Jimsomare (1400′-2000′). As with the estate wine, we make each block of the Jimsomare separately, and select the finest to carry the vineyard name.n 1987, the press wine-particularly tannic at Jimsomare-was held out, and the wine lightly fined with one-and-a-half egg whites per barrel. This excellent vintage is quite full, yet finishes with elegant austerity. It will need several years to soften firther, and develop fully in ten to fifteen. PD (4/89)
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-including use of natural yeasts in extended fermentations and careful racking for clarity-have set Ridge apart. Located above 2300 feet on Monte Bello Ridge in the Santa Cruz Mountains, our winery and main vineyards overlook San Francisco Bay.