Ridge Vineyards Sonoma Station Zinfandel 2000

Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California

Price: $23.99
Item No. 52056
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Winemaker's Notes

The grapes for this wine are grown in three viticultural areas—Dry Creek, Russian River, and Alexander Valleys. The varietal mix parallels traditional "field blends" found in old—especially Italian—plantings throughout Sonoma. Despite its depth and structure, Lytton Station is best drunk young, when the rich fruit is especially lively and appealing. Expect the raspberry and blackberry so typical of this region's old-vine zinfandel, along with complexity imparted by the other varietals. Petite sirah contributes spice and color; carignane brings firm acid, bright fruit flavors, and a certain elegance.

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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 Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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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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