1997 Nervo Zinfandel

1997 Nervo Zinfandel

Wine Information

91% Zinfandel, 9% Petite Sirah




Sonoma County

Alcohol By Volume


Vintage Notes

A long, ideal spring increased yields only moderately on these eight acres of 116-year-old vines. We harvest each parcel separately, choosing the finest for this limited release. The zinfandel and petite sirah were exceptional this year; the carignane, lighter in style and body, was omitted entirely. Fermented on the naturally-occurring yeast and malolactic bacteria, the wine was aged in air-dried american oak barrels. Twenty percent of these were new, the rest five years old. The fine balance and racy, berry-like fruit of this accessible zinfandel will show to best advantage over the next five years. PD (1/99)


Since 1962, Ridge has championed single-vineyard winemaking, searching California for those rare vineyards where climate, soil, and varietal produce distinctive character. With minimal intervention, we guide that process—always attempting to produce exceptional wines.

Consumer Tasting Notes

Average Rating: 87.7

No. of Tasting Notes: 4

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