The first vines arrived from Europe in the 1700's when Spanish missionaries brought stocks over with them. They were followed by Italians and Germans and some substantial vineyards had been planted by the time phylloxera hit the area in the 19th century. Prohibition in the early 20th century did not exactly help the wine makers cause but after the Second World War the industry started to clamber out of the slough. By 1960 they were beginning to get their voices heard and this reached a crecendo in 1970 when two of California's wines were victorious over their French counterparts in what became known as 'The Judgement of Paris.'

Today, there are well over 1000 wineries producing virtually every style of wine known to man

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One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon

One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Shafer

£72.15

Shafer Vineyard, Napa Valley This is a Cabernet that is enjoyable now and will just get better with time in the cellar. Aromas of rich, polished black fruit, mocha, and spice, followed by fulsome, juicy flavors of blackberry and black cherry, chocolate, plum and cedar, with ripe, smooth tannins and a pleasingly long finish,? says Shafer Winemake...


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Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

£59.09

75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc Deep Purple colour, aromas of blackcurrant, cherries, clove spice, toasted oak and cocoa. Ripe bramble fruit entry, medium-full body, supply tannins and sweet oak; firm acid persists in a long finish. Drink now or Keep Meatballs, Sausages, Lamb Dry Medium to Full Bodied ...


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Scotto Family Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel

Scotto Family Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel 2014

£11.62

This wine is drinking beautifully, with initial flavours of rich, ripe plums and dark chocolate, followed by vanilla and spice. The racy nose has black cherry and pepper with a hint of herbs. This medium bodied, well balanced wine pairs well with red meats and game, roasted or from the grill, as well as spicy sandwiches. The acidity cuts through...


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The naysayers grew so vocal that Dr. Donald Edmeades dragged some old redwood planks out from behind the barn, found some red paint, and christened his vineyard with a sign out on Highway 128: \"Edmeades' Folly.\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"When we first planted up there, people said we were nuts,\" said Deron Edmeades, son of the Pasadena cardiologist who founded the winery and vineyards. Nearly four decades later, nobody is laughing at Anderson Valley wines.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDr. Edmeades and his family made Edmeades wine the standard-bearer on the Mendocino County fine wine frontier. Yet Edmeades was not the first grape grower in the region--far from it.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDuring the Gold Rush, most miners struck anything but gold. Many of them turned to the soil in search of a less romantic living. 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The wine gained a cult following with specialties such as Rain wine, Whale wine, Opal and Queen Anne's Lace.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"There were some pretty good wines, and some serious dogs too,\" Deron said.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eStill other wines were unforgettable. Their foundations were the aged vineyards of those old Italian families who first planted large-scale vineyards in Mendocino. Some of them, like Perli, Piffero, and Ciapusci, still supply grapes to renowned Edmeades Zinfandels.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"Those old Italian vineyards with no water, there was nothing like them,\" remembers Earlene Merriman-Wiley, who, with her husband, went into partnership with Deron and his sister. \"It was a funky, warm and cozy atmosphere. 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Zinfandel 2014 Anderson Valley Mendocino County California

Zinfandel 2014 Anderson Valley Mendocino County California

£19.66

This year?s tannins are soft and supple, the cherry fruit is vivacious, and the addition of Petite Sirah and Syrah adds a nice rural feel with earthy notes and some nice structure. Aging the wine should help it evolve into a nicely layered and complex Zinfandel, with toast and smokiness from the oak picking up in intensity.? -David Ready, Jr., W...


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Production increased to just under three thousand cases and the next year, 1969, Paul Draper joined the enterprise.\u003c\/p\u003e \n\n\u003cp\u003eA Stanford philosophy graduate?recently returned from setting up a winery in Chile's coast range?he was a practical winemaker, not an oenologist. His knowledge of fine wines and traditional methods complemented the straightforward, \"hands-off\" approach pioneered at Ridge. Under his guidance the old winery was restored, the finest vineyard lands leased or purchased, the consistent quality and international reputation of the wines established. In the early 70?s Ridge participated in the replanting of the Cabernet vineyards on the Schwabacher Ranch further down the hill. These vineyards were taken under long-term lease in 1993 and became the ?lower vineyard.?\u003c\/p\u003e \n\n\u003cp\u003eRidge now makes between sixty and sixty-five thousand cases of wine per year. 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He terraced the slopes and planted vineyards; using native limestone, he constructed the Monte Bello Winery, producing the first vintage under that name in 1892. This unique cellar, built into the mountainside on three levels, is Ridge's production facility. At 2600 feet, it is surrounded by the \"upper vineyard.\"\u003c\/p\u003e \n\n\u003cp\u003eIn the 1940s, William Short, a theologian, bought the abandoned winery and vineyard just below the Perrone property; he re-planted several parcels to Cabernet Sauvignon. From these ?middle vineyard? vines in 1959 the new owners?Dave Bennion and his three partners (all Stanford Research Institute engineers)?made ten gallons of ?estate? Cabernet. That Monte Bello Cabernet was among California?s finest wines of the era. Its quality and distinctive character convinced the partners to re-bond the winery in time for the 1962 vintage.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eThe first Ridge Zinfandel was made in 1964, from a small nineteenth-century vineyard on the neighboring Picchetti ranch. This was followed in 1966 by the first Geyserville Zinfandel. The founding families reclaimed the Monte Bello terraces, increasing vineyard size from fifteen to forty-five acres. Working on weekends, they made wines of unprecedented intensity and regional character. Ridge Vineyards was incorporated in 1967; Dave Bennion left SRI to become president. New shareholders made it possible to acquire Perrone's old winery. Production increased to just under three thousand cases and the next year, 1969, Paul Draper joined the enterprise.\u003c\/p\u003e \n\n\u003cp\u003eA Stanford philosophy graduate?recently returned from setting up a winery in Chile's coast range?he was a practical winemaker, not an oenologist. His knowledge of fine wines and traditional methods complemented the straightforward, \"hands-off\" approach pioneered at Ridge. Under his guidance the old winery was restored, the finest vineyard lands leased or purchased, the consistent quality and international reputation of the wines established. In the early 70?s Ridge participated in the replanting of the Cabernet vineyards on the Schwabacher Ranch further down the hill. These vineyards were taken under long-term lease in 1993 and became the ?lower vineyard.?\u003c\/p\u003e \n\n\u003cp\u003eRidge now makes between sixty and sixty-five thousand cases of wine per year. Cabernet and Zinfandel account for most of the production; Merlot, Mataro, and Petite Syrah constitute a small percentage. Known primarily for its red wines, Ridge also makes limited amounts of Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay.\u003c\/p\u003e"}
Zinfandel Lytton Springs

Zinfandel Lytton Springs

£49.72

This elegant, full-bodied wine, with its firm tannins and intense, complex fruit, is among the finest of recent vintages. Enjoyable now, it will develop further over the next ten years. Lytton Springs bottlings are generally perceived as quintessential Znfandel, which is true, as far as it goes. On the Ridge Lytton Estate (East), Zinfandel gro...


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Ridge Estate East Bench Zinfandel 2016

Ridge Estate East Bench Zinfandel 2016

£49.72

Notes of raspberry, pepper, jam and violets. Full bodied and rich on the palate with red berry fruit and supple tannins. Firm acidity and mineral notes add to the long elegant finish. The Wine Advocate 90 Points (August 2016) "Nearly Provencale in character, this wine displays good fleshy, ripe black cherry and blackkcurrant fruit and loads of s...


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Full bodied and rich on the palate with red berry fruit and supple tannins. Firm acidity and mineral notes add to the long elegant finish.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe Wine Advocate 90 Points (August 2016)\u003cbr\u003e \"Nearly Provencale in character, this wine displays good fleshy, ripe black cherry and blackkcurrant fruit and loads of spice with zesty acids and light tannin. This medium to full-bodied zinfandel is a beauty and should drink well over the next 4-6 years.\" Robert Parker\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLocated on the benchland on the far Eastern edge of Dry Creek Valley north of the town of Healdsburg, this vineyard is an ideal place to grow zinfandel. Although the site is fairly new to us, this vineyard has a long viticultural history. The original vines were abandoned in the early 1900?s. More of these vineyard blocks have been replanted each year over the last thirty years. Ridge?s East Bench is produced from vines we planted in 2000 and 2001.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eVines With A Pedigree\u003cbr\u003e We replanted the East Bench vineyard with specially selected budwood. These cuttings ? from four pre-Prohibition era vineyards ? were chosen for their excellent quality and pedigree. Like the zinfandel vines in both our Geyserville and Lytton Springs vineyards, the vines at East Bench are head trained (no trellis) and spur pruned. More than 40 years of experience has taught us that growing zinfandel in this way creates consistently high quality wines with unparalleled complexity and depth of flavor.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWine from Ancient Soils\u003cbr\u003e The soil in this benchland vineyard was formed approximately 80 million years ago. A blend of clay loam with ancient river rock, it is iron-rich and reddish in color. Deep and well-weathered, it is ideal for growing wine grapes, especially zinfandel. 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Ridge Estate East Bench Zinfandel 2015

Ridge Estate East Bench Zinfandel 2015

£32.45

Notes of raspberry, pepper, jam and violets. Full bodied and rich on the palate with red berry fruit and supple tannins. Firm acidity and mineral notes add to the long elegant finish. The Wine Advocate 90 Points (August 2016) "Nearly Provencale in character, this wine displays good fleshy, ripe black cherry and blackkcurrant fruit and loads of s...


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