Ridge Vineyards Paso Robles Zinfandel 2002

Zinfandel from Central Coast, California

Item No. 75856
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

We have always picked these old vines in early September. In keeping with our good fortune throughout the decade, the weather held, and the fruit ripened beautifully, though yields were down. Fermented on its own yeast, and aged in one-year-old air-dried American oak barrels, this is a ripe, well-structured wine. Appealing at the time of release, its lovely fruit will show to best advantage over the next five years.

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Ridge's history begins in 1885, when Osea Perrone, a doctor and prominent member of San Francisco's Italian community, bought 180 acres near the top of Monte Bello Ridge in the Santa Cruz Mountains. He planted vineyards and constructed a winery of redwood and native limestone in time to produce the first vintage of Monte Bello in 1892. The historic building now serves as the Ridge...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Zinfandel

Zinfandel(ZIN-fahn-dell) American Grape Zinfandel the American - or Californian - grape. Although it's not from America (Croatia has been named its origin), it does seem quite at home in the vineyards of California. During Prohibition, many Zinfandel vines survived as the high-yielding grape was popular both for home winemaking and communion wine, which is...

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