Unlike Ridge's single-vineyard wines, which reflect the distinctive character of each site, Three Valleys represents the blending of vineyards—winemaking—at it's finest. Zinfandel determines the wine's varietal character; old-vine Carignane contributes
bright fruit and acidity; Petite Sirah spice, depth of color, and firm tannins; Grenache brings briary fruit and lively tannins.
Blend: 65% Zinfandel, 20% Petite Sirah, 9% Carignane, 3% Mataro, 2% Alicante Bouchet, 1% Grenache
"Ridge hews to a leaner, lower alcohol style than most California wineries these days, resulting in wines that aren’t blockbusters, but are complex and food-friendly. This bottling defines such a style. It’s dry and lithe in the mouth yet gently tannic, with suggestions of berry jam, bacon, grilled mushrooms and hints of balsamic and soy sauce."