To produce a truly fine example of a varietal, you must have the best possible site-soil and climate-for that grape. York Creek us such a site. The vineyard’s typically rich fruit and chalky tannins were brought into exquisite balance with two fresh egg white finings, one early in the aging process, one late. This fine merlot is enjoyable now, yet has sufficient structure to continue developing over the next ten years. PD (5/92)
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: 93
No. of Tasting Notes: 2
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