Ridge, Three Valleys, 2019, 750 ml
Ridge paved the way for organic and natural winemaking in California. The Three Valleys is a Zinfandel dominant blend that is notes of spiced raspberries, red cherries, and soft spices. Enjoy with grilled foods. Read more
VARIETIES: 73% Zinfandel, 13% Petite Sirah, 10% Carignane, 3% Mataro, 1% Alicante Bouschet
WINEMAKING: No inoculation; natural primary and secondary. Grapes fully crushed; pressed at eight days. 100% air-dried American oak barrels (15% new, 20% one year-old, 15% three years-old, 25% four years-old, and 25% five years-old). Eleven months in barrel. Hand-harvested grapes, destemmed and crushed; fermented on the native yeasts followed by a full malolactic on the natural-occurring bacteria; a total of 0.25 grams/liter tartaric acid; oak from barrel aging; minimum effective sulfur for this wine (35ppm at crush, 121ppm over the course of aging); membrane sterile filtered at bottling. In keeping with our philosophy of minimal intervention, this is the sum of our actions.