San Louis Obispo County
This is our eighteenth vintage from the old vines on the Dusi family vineyard. As in 1991, we allowed the grapes to ripen very fully, then fermented them – with skins submerged – in fourteen-ton tanks. After a natural malolactic, the wine was barreled down for twelve months in air-dried American oak. The fruit flavors are typical of the region, and the round, chalky tannins add a structure to a rich, full wine. Enjoyable now, it will be at its best over the next five or six years.
Since 1962, Ridge has championed single-vineyard winemaking, exploring California in search of those rare sites where climate, soil, and varietal are ideally matched. Our aim is to guide the natural process; using traditional methods and minimal handling, we strive to produce the highest quality wines from superior and distinctive fruit.
Average Rating: 91.3
No. of Tasting Notes: 6
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