74% Zinfandel, 22% Petite Sirah, 3% Carignan
Geyserville’s old zinfandel and petite sirah ripened fully, but mid-September rains set back the young zinfandel and old carignan. In our selection process, the latter were excluded. For the first time in twenty-four years of making this wine, petite sirah became a major element. Our method of fermenting each vineyard block separately permitted this choice. The resulting wine will rank with the best Geyservilles of the eighties. It is lovely now, and the firm tannins will carry it through some ten years to full maturity.
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: 91.3
No. of Tasting Notes: 8
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