88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot
Santa Cruz Mountains
Late spring rains delayed the start of the growing season, but provided needed groundwater. The majority of Santa Cruz Mountains vines are on the old Jimsomare Ranch, and were harvested in the latter half of September. In all but a few tanks, the grapes were fermented with a floating – rather than submerged – cap, and the juice drawn into a large tub for aeration during pump-over. Merlot was included to balance the cabernet tannins and add complementary character. This lovely wine is as soft and approachable as the 1991, yet richer and fuller. Enjoyable now, it will develop over the next ten years.
Since 1962, Ridge has championed single-vineyard winemaking, exploring California in search of great vineyards where climate, soil, and varietal are perfectly matchedUsing 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: 88.8
No. of Tasting Notes: 13
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