100% Mataro (Mourvedre)
Contra Costa County
We have used the Evangelo Vineyard’s hunded-year-old mataro vines for the 1990 Advance Tasting Program release and all subsequent national ones. In the 1993 vintage, the national release comes from the Bridgehead vineyards, a quarter-mile to the east; all the Evangelo was set aside for this, our second ATP mataro. The wine was fermented with grapes fully submerged, and spent fourteen months in air-dried american oak barrels. Stylistically elegant, showing intense varietal fruit, it can be enjoyed immediately-and will develop fully over the next five to eight years. PD (1/95)
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: 85.5
No. of Tasting Notes: 2
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