100% Mataro (Mourvèdre)
Contra Costa County
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 mourvèdre, and is the dominant varietal (or a component) in a number of very fine wines. A limited number of the mataro vines on this hundred-year-old vineyard were harvested early for their fresh, distinctive fruit. The rest gained a full two degrees of sugar over the next twelve days, providing depth and intensity. In assembling this second Evangelo Mataro, we preferred the wine as a 100% varietal. It is very drinkable now and should be at its best over the next five years. PD (7/92)
Since 1962, Ridge has championed single-vineyard winemaking, exploring California in search of great vineyards where climate, soil and varietal are ideally matched. Fine wine, when made traditionally, is the result of a natural process. Using traditional methods and minimal handling, we strive to produce the highest quality wines from superior and distinctive fruit. We are proud that our three decades are an integral part of California’s winemaking history.
Average Rating: 91.5
No. of Tasting Notes: 2
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