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 1989, the cool, foggy September weather slowed ripening by three weeks. The lovely spice of this varietal complements its fruit. Acidity is typically high, but balanced. This fine wine will be most enjoyable over the next five or six years. PD (2/91)
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.
Average Rating: 80
No. of Tasting Notes: 2
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