64% Zinfandel, 18% Carignan, 18% Petite Sirah
We recently made a vine-by-vine count in the old plantings on the Geyserville Vineyard. From this accurate breakdown, we discovered that zinfandel rarely exceeds the seventy-five percent required for varietal labeling. Consequently, we are using our proprietary vineyard name, Geyserville, and listing each variety at the bottom of the front label. In 1990, ideal conditions produced ideal ripeness. We increased the new oak used in aging to give definition to the wine’s rich berry fruit. It is sensuous and complex, even now. Six to eight years of bottle age will moderate the fruit and spice, fully maturing its excellent wine.
Founded in 1959, Ridge was one of the first of today’s small, fine California wineries. From the beginning, close adherence to traditional techniques has set Ridge apart, and includes racking for clarity, and filtering only when necessary for stability. Located above 2,300 feet on Monte Bello Ridge in the Santa Cruz Mountains, we overlook San Francisco Bay.
Average Rating: 90.5
No. of Tasting Notes: 37
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