97% Zinfandel, 3% Petite Sirah
Santa Cruz Mountains
These 19th century vines on Monte Bello Ridge require three selective pickings each year in order to harvest the clusters as they ripen fully. This rich, concentrated wine is dry, yet the ripeness of the fruit gives an impression of sweetness. With high natural acidity, it is a classic example of the late-picked zinfandel style. Lovely in its youth, it will continue to develop for at least ten 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: 90
No. of Tasting Notes: 2
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