90% Mataro, 5% Zinfandel, 5% Alicante
San Francisco Bay Region
Often planted in field blends with zinfandel, this varietal has been grown in California for more than a century. In the south of France it is called mourvedre, and is the dominant varietal (or a component) in a number of very fine wines. We harvested zinfandel and alicante as well as mataro from this 19th-century vineyard; together, they have produced a rich, complex wine. With ten months in small cooperage, it is quite lovely now and – with its softer tannins – should develop fully over the next five years. PD (7/91)
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 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: 90.7
No. of Tasting Notes: 3
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