100% Petite Sirah
In this generally excellent vintage we lost two-thirds of our petite sirah to botrytis, the noble rot responsible for Sauternes. The limited amount of wine from the remaining vines is a classic, black pepper petite sirah, with the additional nuances of the vintage. The wine will be held in bottle a further one-and-a-half to two years before release. It will show its quality even when young and, if laid down, will develop further for five or six years.
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: 89.7
No. of Tasting Notes: 6
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