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About Ridge Vineyards
One of the premier producers of Cabernet and Zinfandel blends in California, Ridge Vineyards thrives on the hands-off approach of longtime winemaker Paul Draper. These wines are generally single-site bottlings that express the unique characteristics of vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Alexander Valley and Dry Creek Valley, among others.
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92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2010
($60) Light, bright gold. Pungent aromas of melon, tangerine, lemon pith and vanilla, with mounting spiciness and a touch of anise. Spicy and tight on entry, quickly gaining flesh with air and offering sweeter pineapple and honeydew flavors that are given depth by a creamy vanilla quality. Here's a rare example of chardonnay and American oak (82% used for this wine) getting along. Finishes smooth and sweet, with echoes of spices and candied orange.
91 Points | Wine Spectator
92+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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