In 1852, General Vallejo’s family built a homestead on a 48-acre land grant called Rancho Pequeno. The old adobe house stands on the edge of downtown Sonoma, flanked by a small, 30-year-old barbera vineyard. In 1988, warm temperatures ripened the grapes fully by September 1st. Yields were modest and the fruit rich despite its typically high acid. This excellent barbera will be at its best over the next four or five years. PD (3/90)
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 use of natural yeast, racking to achieve clarity, and filtering only when necessary for stability. Our winery and estate vineyards are located above 2300 feet on Monte Bello Ridge in the Santa Cruz Mountains, overlooking San Francisco and the Bay Area.
Average Rating: 87.5
No. of Tasting Notes: 2
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