2003 Pato Mataro

2003 Pato Mataro

Wine Information

95% Mataro, 5% Petite Sirah




Contra Costa County

Alcohol By Volume


Vintage Notes

These old mataro vines on the warm Sacramento River delta set a small crop in 2003. This year, we included none of the vineyard’s zinfandel, choosing instead to add a small percentage of petite sirah for additional structure. After a natural-yeast fermentation in small submerged-cap fermentors and a long natural malolactic in well-tempered american oak barrels, the earthy, spicy character of the varietal dominates. Forward fruit and beautiful balance make this an immediately-enjoyable quaffing wine. It will be at its best over the next three 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.

Consumer Tasting Notes

Average Rating: 87.0

No. of Tasting Notes: 27

View this wine on CellarTracker


In order to qualify for user related discounts, you must log in before proceeding with checkout. Click the button below to log in and receive these benefits, or close the window to continue.

Log In