Shannon Ridge is dedicated to crafting luscious, fruit-driven wines that express the distinct characteristics of fruit grown in the high valley region of Lake County, California. Family-owned and operated, Shannon Ridge was founded in 2001.
About Our Vineyards
Our vineyards hug the mountain rims along the south-east edge of High Valley AVA. Surrounded by dramatic landscapes and pristine wilderness, the story of High Valley is clearly visible from our property. At 2,200 feet, on top of the Terre Vermeille vineyard look to your south, you'll see the deep blue waters of Clear Lake, that provide cooling winds throughout our long summer days. Turn to the west, and you can distinguish where the lava flows give way to the alluvial fan of the ancient lake bed on the valley floor. And from the north, and you can feel the cold night winds from Snow Mountain and the peaks of the Mendocino National Forest.
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This High Elevation Collection Sauvignon Blanc is a clean, light straw color. It has aromas of lemon citrus, tropical fuits and flavors of citrus, tangerine, and lemongrass. It's crisp, has nicely balanced fullness, and a lingering finish. more
Clean, light straw color. Aroma of lemongrass, mango and gooseberry. Flavors of tropical, citrus and tangerines. Crisp, nicely balanced fullness with a lingering finish. more
The grapes used to produce our 2007 Shannon Ridge Lake County Viognier have a wonderful aromatic intensity with tropical notes of guava, star fruit and peaches. On the palate there is a nice crisp well-balanced silky richness. This wine was barrel fermented to add a creamy richness and we blended a... more
A blend of 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Syrah, 27%
Petite Sirah, 6% Zinfandel and 4% Barbera.
Dark, deep garnet, purple. Maraschino cherry, boysenberry, rich vanilla oak on the nose. Boysenberry, cinnamon spice and vanilla on the palate. Big, bold, soft tannins, nicely balanced with a lingering... more
Color: Pale gold, light straw
Aroma: Citrus, lemon/lime, mild guava spice, with a slightly grassy lifted note
Flavor: Citrus grapefruit and white peach
Texture: Lively acid, crisp and clean with a smooth well balanced finish more
The grapes used to produce our 2006 Shannon Ridge Lake County Wrangler Red were harvested from our Family's vineyards in the High Valley appellation in Lake County, California. Wrangler Red is a blended wine to make the best representation of the 2006 vintage.
Aroma: Grandma's homemade Raspberry... more
Our 2006 Shannon Ridge Lake County Barbera was harvested from our Family's vineyards in the High Valley appellation in Lake County, California. The grapes went through an extended maceration as well as being fermented with 5% Petite Verdot.
Color: Vibrant Cherry Red
Aroma: Spice to dry gardenia,... more
The grapes used to produce our 2006 Shannon Ridge Lake County Sauvignon Blanc was Hand and mechanically harvested from our Family's vineyards in the High Valley appellation in Lake County, California. After fermentation, the wine is aged 4 - 6 months in stainless steel. This wine has a pleasing... more
The 2006 Shannon Ridge Viognier has a wonderful aromatic intensity with herbal notes of sage and marjoram and hints of peach and guava. On the palate there is nice crisp acidity, and good balance, with flavors mirroring the aromas and added notes of dried apricot. more