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Ridge Vineyards

Ridge Vineyards
17100 Monte Bello Road,
Cupertino, California
USA 95014
Phone: 408.868.1350
http://www.ridgewine.com/index.taf
Contact: Eric Baugher
Email: wine@ridgewine.com

The history of Ridge Vineyards begins in 1885, when Osea Perrone (third person on bench wearing tall boots), a doctor who became a prominent member of San Francisco's Italian community, bought 180 acres near the top of Monte Bello Ridge. He terraced the slopes and planted vineyards; using native limestone, he constructed the Monte Bello Winery, producing the first vintage under that name in 1892. This unique cellar, built into the mountainside on three levels, is Ridge's production facility. At 2600', it is surrounded by the "upper vineyard."

y 1968, production had increased to just under three thousand cases per year, and in 1969, Paul Draper joined the partnership. A Stanford graduate in philosophy—recently returned from setting up a winery in Chile's coast range—he was a practical winemaker, not an enologist. His knowledge of fine wines and traditional methods complemented the straightforward "hands off" approach pioneered at Ridge. Under his guidance the old Perrone winery (acquired the previous year) was restored, the finest vineyard lands leased or purchased, the consistent quality and international reputation of the wines established. Cabernet and zinfandel account for most of the production; syrah, grenache, carignane, and petite sirah constitute a small percentage. Known primarily for its red wines, Ridge has also made limited amounts of chardonnay since 1962.

Our approach is straightforward: find intense, flavorful grapes; intrude upon the process only when necessary; draw the fruit's distinctive character and richness into the wine.

Winemaker: Paul Draper

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Ridge Vineyards Zinfandel Petite Sirah Carignan 2004
Ridge Vineyards Zinfandel Petite Sirah Carignan 2004

Dry Creek Valley, United States

Alcohol: 14.8%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 982413  Check Stock

BC: 178236  Check Stock

SAQ: 513929  Check Stock

91/100

$48.95

Ridge Vineyards Ridge Three Valleys 2005
Ridge Vineyards Ridge Three Valleys 2005

Sonoma County, United States

Alcohol: 14.2%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 652875  286 in stock

BC: 250985  Check Stock

SAQ: 12328898  197 in stock

90/100

$25.95

Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs Zinfandel 2010
Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs Zinfandel 2010

Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States

Alcohol: 14.8%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2014‐2022

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94/100

$48.95

Ridge Vineyards Ridge, Lytton Springs, Zinfandel 2011
Ridge Vineyards Ridge, Lytton Springs, Zinfandel 2011

Sonoma, California, United States

Alcohol: 14.8%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2014‐2029

 

BC: 178236  Check Stock

SAQ: 513929  Check Stock

$51.00

Ridge Vineyards Ridge Vineyards - Lytton Springs 2007
Ridge Vineyards Ridge Vineyards - Lytton Springs 2007

Sonoma County, United States

Alcohol: 14.8%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2017

 

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BC: 178236  Check Stock

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$44.95

Ridge Vineyards Ridge Vineyards - Lytton Springs 2005
Ridge Vineyards Ridge Vineyards - Lytton Springs 2005

Sonoma County, United States

Alcohol: 14.8%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2017

 

LCBO: 982413  Check Stock

BC: 178236  Check Stock

SAQ: 513929  Check Stock

$39.85

Ridge Vineyards #09 Monte Bello Cabernet 6000ml (Ridge Vyds) 2009
Ridge Vineyards #09 Monte Bello Cabernet 6000ml (Ridge Vyds) 2009

California, United States

Alcohol: 14.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  6000 ml

 

LCBO: 210021  Check Stock

$1295.00

Ridge Vineyards #09 Monte Bello Cabernet 3000ml (Ridge Vyds) 2009
Ridge Vineyards #09 Monte Bello Cabernet 3000ml (Ridge Vyds) 2009

California, United States

Alcohol: 14.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  3000 ml

 

LCBO: 210013  Check Stock

SAQ: 11339931  Check Stock

$675.95

Ridge Vineyards Zinfandel - Ridge Geyserville 2001 1996
Ridge Vineyards Zinfandel - Ridge Geyserville 2001 1996

California, United States

Alcohol: 14.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml

 

BC: 426379  Check Stock

$52.95

Ridge Vineyards 08 Geyserville California (Ridge Vyds) 1996
Ridge Vineyards 08 Geyserville California (Ridge Vyds) 1996

California, United States

Alcohol: 14.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 723072  Check Stock

BC: 178251  Check Stock

SAQ: 862318  Check Stock

$52.95

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