Ridge Vineyards is an American Gran Cru. They own their own vineyards and practice organic farming. In fact all of their vineyards should be organic by 2017. The vineyards are carefully tended by hand. Much of their vines are head pruned and dry farmed. Many of their vineyard sites date to the 1840’s and new plantings utilize bud wood from the old vines.
This is true non industrialized wine making. It is as simple and non invasive as you can get. You will not see centrifuges and millipore filters here. Barrel work is simple and wines are allowed to fall bright. Selection is heavy for each wine produced. You can’t get finer more pure wine anywhere. Ridge is the only winery I know of that put their ingredients on the label. Did you know that there are 60 allowable legal additives around the globe? Check out this link HERE and HERE!
The good news is we get some. The bad news is it’s a trifle. Hi ho, sign up quick I have a case of each at Huffman. Well worth the investment. The wines will live and live and live!
To order phone 907 677 9050 (Huffman) or email email@example.com
Mike McVittie, C.S.W., Court of Master Sommeliers L1
Wine Manager Anchorage Wine House
Current releases are:
2013 East Bench Zinfandel 100% Zinfandel from a vineyard situated in Dry Creek north of Healdsberg
Price per 750ml $32.99
2013 Paso Robles Zinfandel 100% Zinfandel from the Benito Dusi Ranch planted in 1922
Price per 750ml $34.49
2013 Geyserville Zinfandel 73% Carignane 17% Petite Sirah 9% Mataro (Mourvedre) 1% Produced since 1966 from a vineyard located on the western edge of Alexander Valley Sonoma Co.
Price per 750ml $41.79