1989 Bradford Mountain Merlot

1989 Bradford Mountain Merlot

Wine Information

100% Merlot

Vintage

1989

Appellation

Sonoma County

Alcohol By Volume

13.3%

Vintage Notes

Vertical trellising opened these vines to the wind, so their typical intensity was unaffected by the September rains. The wine was fermented with ten percent whole clusters and fined with fresh egg whites to soften the tannins. It spent eighteen months in barrel: half was in air-dried American oak, the other half in French oak. This rich, full merlot can be enjoyed now, and will soften further with eight to ten years of bottle age. PD (6/91)

History

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.

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