Wine California Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay, 2007
Wine of a beautiful golden color.
Wine with a rich, elegant, delicate taste, folded from the deep layers of ripe figs, honeydew melon, ripe pears and fragrant smoky oak. The taste is very balanced, clean and lingering. The finish is long, beautiful, with hints of pear, savory and mineral.
The wine is full of rich aroma of ripe pears and apples, rich in nuances of toasted nuts, vanilla, cream, with distinctive mineral notes.
Wine perfectly combines with gourmet cuisine, such as lobster sauce or sweet veal. Harmonizes well with dishes from poultry or fish and seafood.
The company has released the first Ridge Chardonnay in 1962. Grape vines has been compiled with full maturity, planted in 1940 in Monte Bello. After that, the company has implemented the planting of new vines in the territories in the neighborhood, which later became part of the farm called Santa Cruz Mountains. The climate of the cool mountain area every season surprises for wine-growers. In 2007, the winemakers expect an early harvest, but the cold weather crossed their plans. Vine ripened only to the end of September, harvested in October. For California Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay was chosen the most elegant examples of the variety. After pressing and fermentation in barrels, the wine is aged in oak for 5 months, after which it was bottled without filtration. The wine had an excellent range of fruit, acidity and mineral elements. Aging potential of wine is 5-7 years
Company History Ridge Vineyards dates back to 1885, when the doctor Osea Perrone, an immigrant from Italy, bought 180 acres of land in the mountains of Santa Cruz, on the slopes of the Monte Bello Ridge broke the three-level terraces and planted vines. The winery was built here from natural limestone. After the repeal of Prohibition in 1940, the winery and vineyards bought William Short, and in the early 60s the estate acquired new owners - Dave Benon and its partners. Today, the equipment used is not any comparison with the simple devices that have been before, but Ridge Vineyards continue to adhere to the traditional methods of winemaking.