Lot #51 RIDGE VINEYARDS
- Sonoma Valley
ABOUT THE WINE:
This special wine was assembled from the oldest and most prestigious blocks in the Pagani Ranch and named for the matriarch of the family, Norma. Norma lovingly tends to these gnarly centenarian vines, some of which tower above her at six feet in height.
The picturesque Pagani Ranch vineyard lies along Highway 12 in Sonoma Valley near the town of Kenwood. The site, with its rolling hills, Victorian home, and barns is frequently photographed by visitors to the area. Before it was a vineyard, this land was part of the Wildwood Dairy Farm. When Felice Pagani purchased it in the late 1880s, only a few vines had already been established on the western portion of the site. Today, the site is tended by the fourth generation of the Pagani family.
The selected blocks are more than 120 years old and include the original plantings of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and teinturier varieties: Alicante Bouschet, Grand Noir and Lenoir. These varietals, in addition to the vineyard’s location in Sonoma Valley, give the wine juicy acidity, formidable texture and excellent mid-palate weight. This beauty is enjoyable now and will age gracefully over the next twenty years.
WINEMAKER(S): Shauna Rosenblum
ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE: March 2024
ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE: April 2024
National Distribution: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, Washington, DC
International Distribution: Includes Japan, Korea, Norway; please inquire for additional countries.A winemaker dinner or store visit is offered in your market as part of this lot. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date.