80% Zinfandel, 10% Petite Sirah, 6% Carignan, 4% Grenache
Dry Creek Valley
From 1972 to 1976, we harvested grapes from the old vines that make up the Valley Vista Vineyard, designating the wine as Lytton Springs. Last year we purchased the vineyard and, in 1990, combined the wines from its hillsides with those from older blocks on the neighboring Norton Ranch, source of our Lytton Springs Zinfandel for the la st six years. Together, they gave us intense fruit, balanced tannins, and one of the richest, most complex zinfandels of recent memory. Lovely now, it will develop further over the next five or six years.
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 yeasts in extended, submerged-cap fermentations, aging in small oak cooperage, and careful racking at every 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: 90.2
No. of Tasting Notes: 25
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