85% Zinfandel, 6% Carignan, 5% Petite Sirah, 4% Grenache
Dry Creek Valley
In this exceptionally warm vintage the old vines on Lytton Springs ripened fully. The younger vines, set back by the heat, came in later and at lower sugars. Inclusion of both carignan and petite sirah adds fullness and structure, respectively. This fine wine shows the complexity of traditional varietal blending. Accessible now, it has the tannin to develop over the next five to eight 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 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 overlooks San Francisco Bay.
Average Rating: 89.5
No. of Tasting Notes: 5
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