76% Zinfandel, 18% Petite Sirah, 6% Alicante
When a vineyard has survived eighty to a hundred years, including Prohibition and the Depression, it must be planted to the right varietals for the soil and climate. This is our first release from this old, mixed-varietal vineyard. Initially we held the alicante out, but as the wine softened in barrel, our tastings convinced us to include it for spiciness and definition. Once again the empirical wisdom of the 19th-century growers has earned our respect. PD (3/92)
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 submerged cap fermentation, 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: 89.7
No. of Tasting Notes: 3
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